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Dalton Schultz contract negotiations with Cowboys hit with update right before deadline

Cowboys, Dalton Schultz

The Dallas Cowboys retooled their offense this offseason by trading Amari Cooper and seeing Cedrick Wilson, Connor Williams and La’el Collins leave in free agency. Dallas is in danger of losing another key player, tight end Dalton Schultz, next offseason because of their failure to sign him to a contract extension.

According to Adam Schefter, the Cowboys and Schultz are not expected to come to an agreement on a contract extension. The deadline to do so is on Friday but the likelihood of a new contract for the 26-year-old.

Schultz is coming off of a career year with Dallas. He recorded 808 receiving yards, 78 catches and eight touchdowns, all of which are career-highs. He is on a one-year deal this season due to the franchise tag and might also leave Dallas for greener pastures afterward. It has been weeks since the sides last talked, suggesting his days in Dallas may soon be over.

The Cowboys’ offense will need Dalton Schultz to have another big year. He will be one of the team’s key pass-catchers along with CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup, who is still recovering from a torn ACL. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot will have to carry a lot of the offensive load while Micah Parsons leads the defense.

The Cowboys looked poised to run the NFC East after winning the division last season with great talent on both sides of the bl,l. However, after having so many free agents to take care of next season and the Philadelphia Eagles making numerous big moves, Dallas may be on the downswing soon.