The Dallas Cowboys had no plans of going into the regular season without their best offensive lineman.
All-Pro guard Zack Martin was holding out and missed the first few weeks of training camp.
But, he wanted to be paid fairly and that is what the Cowboys agreed to do.
According to Adam Schefter, the Cowboys and Martin have agreed to a reworked deal.
He will be paid north of $18 million for each of the next two seasons.
Cowboys and All-Pro guard/team captain Zack Martin reached agreement on a reworked deal, per sources. The new deal will pay him north of $18 million in each of the next two years. Martin was scheduled to be at $13.5 million this year and $14 million next year, so it’s an… pic.twitter.com/zszAxiVAR8
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 14, 2023
This was a deal that was bound to get done at some point.
Martin is far too valuable for the Cowboys not to give him whatever he was asking for.
Now the Cowboys can be happy to have their full offensive line back with plenty of time before the season begins.
Martin has played nine NFL seasons and has been an All-Pro in eight of them.
He is a Hall-of-Fame player who posts up every week for Dallas.
The 32-year-old has missed only nine games in his career.
It does not seem like he has shown any signs of slowing down.
The Cowboys are once again expected to be strong contenders in the NFC.
They have one of the best rosters in football and have made substantial improvements this offseason.
“Defense wins championships” is an adage that Dallas took to heart.
They have one of the top defenses in football and added veteran cornerback Stephon Gilmore into the fold.
The Cowboys have everything they need to break the NFC Championship and Super Bowl drought.
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