Multiple league reports say that the Dallas Cowboys and Tight End Dalton Schultz are not close on a contract extension. This could be due to the fact that he’s possibly wanting top tier money for the position.
Schultz is only 25 years old and you can’t blame a guy nowadays for wanting good money, but Schultz has been in the league since 2018 and was not a ‘starter’ until 2020. After an injury during the 2019 season, he bounced back in 2020 and recorded 63 catches for over 600 yards. This isn’t awful but it’s not top tier production either.
He put up bigger numbers last season while catching 78 balls for 800 yards and eight scores, which were all career highs. PFF has Schultz ranked as the #8 overall tight end heading into 2022. Guys like Hockenson, Hunter Henry, and Mike Gesicki are ranked below Schultz in PFF, which is something I disagree with.
I don’t believe that an underwhelming 2020 and a decent 2021 are proof enough to be paid as even a top 10 at the position. This seems like something Dalton Schultz may be seeking…