He also played in all 17 regular season games and made 78 receptions.
Though they lost to the San Francisco 49ers at home during the Wild Card Round, the Stanford alumnus had seven catches for 89 yards.
Those numbers should be enough for the Cowboys to give him a long-term extension.
Instead, the team assigned him the franchise tag which is a one-year, fully-guaranteed pay based on the top five salaries in the position.
The Cowboys gave him the tag possibly because tight ends have one of the most cap-friendly values at $10.9 million.
Getting him signed for one season at that rate gives them the flexibility to build their roster in other positions.
But typically, teams also use the tag to buy time before offering the extension.
However, it seems like there will be no deal in place between Schultz and the Cowboys beyond 2022.
Nothing has changed on the Cowboys-Dalton Schultz front since Monday. The two sides still haven't spoken in weeks, source said. Only difference now is they're about to be out of time. Friday's deadline expected to pass without multi-year deal. https://t.co/eKbWOEU4uQ
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) July 14, 2022
Dallas Morning News’ Michael Gehlken tweeted, “Nothing has changed on the Cowboys-Dalton Schultz front since Monday. The two sides still haven’t spoken in weeks, source said. Only difference now is they’re about to be out of time. Friday’s deadline expected to pass without multi-year deal.”
Will Dallas Sign Schultz For The Long Term?
Three days before, he made another post that highlights the lack of changes in the Cowboys’ camp regarding Schultz.
He shared, “There has been no progress in long-term contract discussions between the Cowboys and franchise-tagged TE Dalton Schultz. 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 they tag him again next season, he could earn $13.1 million, which is still below market value.
But if Schultz has a breakout campaign in 2022, the Cowboys should give him a lengthy deal instead.
Otherwise, his camp would rather negotiate with other teams.