Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Dalton Schultz has become frustrated by the stalled state of long-term contract negotiations.
NFL Network’s Tom Pellisero reported Monday morning that Schultz has informed the team that he will not attend the rest of the team’s organized volunteer activities, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Schultz has signed a $10.931 million franchise bid, but is looking for a long-term deal to keep him in Dallas beyond 2022. The two sides have until July 15 to agree a multi-year contract, or Schultz will play in a one-year bid.
The Cowboys are entering their last week of volunteer OTAs, which Schultz plans to skip. Dallas has a mandatory mini camp next week (June 14-16). If Schultz skips that session, he will be subject to fines.
Faced with an eventual difficult situation, the Cowboys used the franchise mark on Schultz to ensure the 25-year-old did not have access to free agency. The TE comes in consecutive receiving seasons over 600 yards, including 78 catches for 808 yards and 8 TDs in 2021.
After the Cleveland Browns TE . ink David Njoku’s new four-year, $56.75 million contract with a $28 million guarantee resets the negotiating baseline for Schultz – and TE teammate Mike Jesicki with the Miami Dolphins.
With volunteer OTAs the last non-finish streak for players, Shultz is exercising his right to skip final sessions in hopes of pushing the Cowboys toward a long-term deal.
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