The Dallas Cowboys and Zack Martin have been at odds over his current contract. Owner Jerry Jones has been adamant that Martin would not be getting a new deal but it seems to team finally caved. The two sides have agreed to a restructured deal.
Dallas Cowboys And Zack Martin Agree To New Deal
Martin was scheduled to make $13.5 million and $14 million in the next two years respectively. According to Adam Schefter, the new deal pays him north of $18 million per year for the next two years. This nets him an additional $8.5 million which puts him nearer to the market for elite guards in the league. Both years are fully guaranteed as well. This is a massive pivot from the last couple of weeks of discourse through the media.
Good To Have Him Back
The Cowboys have a lot of pressure on them this season. Dak Prescott is eager to prove his doubters wrong. Head coach Mike McCarthy is ready to prove he can still be an elite playcaller. The team has traded for Brandin Cooks and Stephon Gilmore to shore up both sides of the ball. Dallas needs to show they can make a run in the postseason. Having Martin back helps a lot. Whether it is opening holes for Tony Pollard or protecting Prescott, Martin has been one of the best for a while. Having him back on the field will be huge for the Cowboys.
It wasn’t an easy process but the Dallas Cowboys and Zack Martin got a deal done. They can now focus on the 2023 season and making a deep run into the playoffs.