Dalton Schultz makes decision on Dallas Cowboys franchise tag

Dallas Cowboys tight-end Dalton Schultz signed his franchise tag agreement, according to NBC’s Pro Football Talk. According to the NFL’s franchise tags numbers, he will make $10.9million next season.

Dallas and Schultz could still reach a long-term deal before the start to the season. They have until July 15, to do so. After Blake Jarwin had offseason hip surgery, the Cowboys released Blake Jarwin, a fellow tight end.

Schultz, a Stanford alumni, will enter his fifth NFL season with the Cowboys in 2022. After only making 13 catches in his first two seasons, the former fourth-round pick has accumulated 141 catches, 1,423 yard and eight touchdowns in the two previous seasons. Dallas finished the regular season at 12-5, but lost to San Francisco in round two of the playoffs. Schultz was the winner with seven catches and 89 yards.

Dallas was said to be debating whether Schultz or Randy Gregory should be the tag. The Cowboys would have spent $17.9million next season to tag Gregory. Gregory was an edge rusher and had six sacks, four tackles (for a loss) and 17 quarterback hits. Gregory was part of the revamped pass rush led by Dan Quinn, along with DeMarcus Lawrence & Micah Parsons.

The Cowboys made many moves in the offseason and now their receiving corps looks very different. Dallas sent Amari Cooper , a four-time Pro Bowler , to the Cleveland Browns. They also signed former Pittsburgh receiving James Washington free agency. They also have Michael Gallup ready to return from a torn AACL.

Schultz may be able to build on his 2021 career, which saw him total 808 yards receiving and score eight touchdowns. He was also second in the team in receiving yards, touchdowns, and tight end.

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