The Dallas Cowboys entered the 2022 season with some cap space issues, which led to the
team trading wide receiver Amari Cooper for a mere 5th-round pick in order to clear the
payroll. As the season rolls around, another important weapon for Dak Prescott is looking to
cash in, and the franchise should make an important decision about whether to give him
what he wants.
Tight end Dalton Schultz signed the franchise tag earlier in March and he's been tipped to get a contract extension before the season starts, which would give both the player and the team enough security as the training camp comes. Schultz had the best season of his career in 2021, when he amassed 808 yards and 8 touchdowns over a 17-game season.
With Cooper gone, Dallas desperately can't afford to let another important passing threat hit the market, don't matter how bonkers the tight end contract are getting right now. Schultz became one of the Cowboys most important pieces on offense; to let another receiving weapon go for another franchise is a bad idea, especially with Dak Prescott looking to build after the best season of his career so far.
Money is obviously going to be an issue, especially after David Njoku got a new four-year,
$56,2 million contract for the Cleveland Browns, which should work as the baseline for
Schultz's camp. Still, familiarity is going to be a key thing for this offense to be potent right
out the gate, and they need all the possible weapons. The Cowboys should give Schultz a