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Cowboys Zack Martin Graded as NFL’s Best Run-Blocking Guard

You already knew that Cowboys was one of the elite players at his position in the entire NFL. According to one respected source, he graded out last year as the top run blocker of all guards.

Zack's been to the every year since he entered the NFL and been a First or Second Team All-Pro as well, so this grade isn't surprising. Even non-Cowboys analysts have called him in the best in the game.

It's worth noting, though, as Zack remains in contract negotiations with the Cowboys for a long-term deal.

With Martin's rookie deal expiring in 2017, Dallas picked up the fifth-year option for players taken in the . Zack will be playing 2018 on a one-year, $9.3 million salary in what is essentially a smaller version of a .

This is the time of the year when major contract extensions often happen, though. With the flurry of , , and the draft now behind them, teams are in a better position to focus on negotiations.

For example, signed his massive five-year deal on July 15th, 2015.

There is little doubt that the Cowboys and Zack Martin will reach an agreement on a new deal. But this grade from Pro is a good reminder of just how special Martin is, and how high his asking price is sure to be.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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