The Dallas Cowboys are making some serious moves after failing to convert another good season into a successful Super Bowl run. This cycle has been continuing for 28 years now for the historic Cowboys team. Finally, it looks like they’ve had enough of being the joke of the league, which was clear from their free-agency signings.
They cut running back Ezekiel Elliott after one of the worst seasons of his career. Dallas tagged Tony Pollard, keeping him on the roster for one more year. They signed wide receiver Brandin Cooks along with cornerback Stephon Gilmore to pair him with Trevon Diggs, making their defense even more dangerous and formidable.
Even backup quarterback Cooper Rush was re-signed, given his great performance in the five games he started in 2022. The only piece the Cowboys are now missing is a great tight end to elevate their offense. Dalton Schultz parted ways with the team and signed with the Houston Texans.
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Dalton Schultz moves to Houston after five years with the Cowboys
Dalton Schultz was selected in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL draft by the Cowboys. In the five years Schultz spent in Dallas, he has been useful in relieving some pressure off of the wideouts. He has a career total of 2,122 yards and 17 touchdowns, which doesn’t exactly scream a great tight end. Still, the Cowboys offered him a three-year $36 million contract extension, which he rejected, thinking he would get more from someone else.
Must to his dismay, Dalton Schultz didn’t receive any lucrative offers from the rest 31 teams in the league and had to settle for the Texans’ one-year deal worth up to $9 million. Now, enough though the deal is “worth” $9 million, it isn’t fully guaranteed since most of the money is in the form of incentives. The Cowboys offered him a better deal that would’ve paid him $12 million on average. Looks like betting on himself went completely the opposite way for the tight end.
Fans called Schultz’s reckless move a “fumble of the year” as he should’ve accepted the Cowboys’ offer that paid him the big bucks rather than going into free agency without any records or accolades on his resume. Here are a few reactions of fans on Twitter.
Dalton Schultz is just 26 years old now and has a lot of years left in the league. He can turn into one of the best tight ends in the league with the Texans if he is thrown the ball more often than he was in Dallas. The Texans have been loading up in the free agency and are looking like a pretty great destination for a young quarterback as they have the second overall pick in the 2023 draft.
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