The Dallas Cowboys gave tight end Dalton Schultz the franchise tag on March 8. If he plays under it, his salary will be $10.931 million this season.
“There has been no progress in long-term contract discussions between the Cowboys and franchise-tagged TE Dalton Schultz,” notes the Dallas News. “The two sides have not spoken in weeks, source said. Deadlines can spur action, but as of now, no deal is imminent as Friday’s cutoff looms.”
If the Cowboys soon strike a multiyear deal with Schultz, it will be their first Hail Mary completion of the 2022 season. The two sides stand far apart in negotiations. Talks would need to take on new life to culminate in a contract, and market conditions could compel the Cowboys to wait.
The deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign an extension is 3 p.m. July 15. Should no agreement be finalized by then, Schultz will spend the season on a $10.93 million tag and face the potential of being tagged a second time for $13.12 million in 2023.
Cowboys’ franchised tight end Dalton Schultz and Dallas are not expected to reach agreement on a contract extension before Friday’s 4 pm deadline for franchise players, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 14, 2022
Eagles TE Dallas Goedert (2020-2021, 26 games)
– 102 receptions
– 1,354 receiving yards
– 7 receiving touchdowns
Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz (2020-2021, 33 games)
– 141 receptions
– 1,423 receiving yards
– 12 receiving touchdowns
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) July 5, 2022