Voluntary OTAs are underway and teams around the league are getting a first look at their rosters for the upcoming season. The Dallas Cowboys are hoping to remain atop of the NFC East, as they are shaping up to be a legitimate contender. However, Dalton Schultz has made a recent decision that might not please Dallas or Dak Prescott.

According to Tom Pelissero, Schultz has decided to skip the remainder of voluntary OTAs until the Cowboys give him the contract extension he is seeking. The star tight end signed a franchise tender, which guarantees him over $10 million for the 2022 season if a deal isn't reached by July 15.

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Despite that, Schultz is forcing Dallas to make a tough decision in the middle of the summer.

It'll be interesting to see how the Cowboys respond. The tight end market took a significant jump after the Cleveland Browns gave David Njoku a four-year, $56.75 million contract (with $28 million guaranteed). That's a massive contract for a tight end who has been less productive than Schultz in recent years. With that in mind, it wouldn't be shocking if Schultz demands a contract larger than the one Njoku received.

After the Cowboys traded away Amari Cooper, it would be smart of the front office to pay Schultz what he deserves. Otherwise, Dak Prescott will be left with a putrid receiving corps for the 2022 season. Sure, CeeDee Lamb is a great pass option, but without Dalton Schultz in the lineup, the passing attack may suffer.

Keep an eye on the Cowboys and their starting tight end, as both sides will continue negotiating a contract for the time being. Hopefully, Dalton Schultz signs a long-term deal, otherwise, Prescott and the offense may suffer the consequences in the upcoming season.