Even though they won’t have one of their best players on the field for training camp, the Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl hopes remain as high as ever.
Superstar OG Zack Martin has yet to report for training camp and wasn’t even present on the team’s flight to California.
The member of the exclusive Madden 99 club is trying to pressure the team into getting him a better contract, which he should’ve gotten for being one of the best interior linemen on Earth.
With that in mind, team owner Jerry Jones made it clear that he wasn’t going to speculate or add fuel to the fire by openly discussing Martin’s situation (via KRGV Sports).
— KRGV Sports (@KRGVSports) July 25, 2023
As of now, America’s Team sits on more than $20 million in cap space.
Still, they’ve made it clear that they’re currently prioritizing contract extensions for young players, such as CeeDee Lamb, Micah Parsons, Terence Steele, and Trevon Diggs, who recently signed his.
For now, HC Mike McCarthy claims that they’ll try Tyron Smith at left tackle and Tyler Smith at left guard, which is the way it’s been since the start of their offseason program.
They want to make some noise and compete at the highest level next season, and that might be quite tricky without the leader of their offensive line on the field.
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