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REPORT: TE Dalton Schultz Attending Minicamp Despite Contract Issues

Despite ongoing contract negotiations and some reported conflicts between the two sides, Tight End Dalton Schultz will join his teammates in the ’ mandatory veteran minicamp this week.

Last week it was reported that Schultz was considering holding out of the three-day minicamp, which starts today, due to dissatisfaction with the current state of contract talks. The tight end was franchised back in March and is seeking a long-term deal before the start of the season.

Tom Pelissero on Twitter: “#Cowboys franchise-tagged TE Dalton Schultz will report to minicamp today, per source. No deal imminent, but contract talks have picked up in recent days. Schultz already signed his tender, locking in a $10.931 million salary for 2022 if no deal by July 15. / Twitter”

franchise-tagged TE Dalton Schultz will to minicamp today, per source. No deal imminent, but contract talks have picked up in recent days. Schultz already signed his tender, locking in a $10.931 million salary for 2022 if no deal by July 15.

With some of the NFL’s other tight ends now averaging $14 million per season, the $10.9 million for 2022 is a relative bargain for Dallas and understandably low to Schultz. It’s reasonable that Dalton and his agent would balk at taking less money and the low job security of just a one-year deal.

But with the NFL’s number-one last year, the Cowboys are understandably dubious about paying Schultz based on his production. How much do they believe he’s responsible for those numbers or just a product of their system?

To be fair, these negotiations aren’t usually wrapped up in early June. This one could go well into the summer and perhaps not find resolution until just before .

But at the very least, Schultz will be there today for this mandatory camp. He was subject to a total of nearly $100k in fines if he missed all three days.

As reported in the above tweet, hopefully this is a sign that the two sides are coming closer to an agreement and not just Dalton trying to save money.

Dalton Schultz isn’t the only veteran we’ll be keeping our eyes on this week as the entire participates in minicamp. We’ll see what other news comes out of the event in the coming days.

What do you think?

Jess Haynie

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  1. Good that he is back to the minicamp.

    That said however, as we see this horrible inflation really hurting the average 9 to 5 folks making maybe $50,000 a YEAR, along with all the other debacles in the last year and a half, (and I’m not picking on just DS here), but it really accentuates the stark contrast of how these MULTI MILLIONARE players are so OUT OF TOUCH with the real world. I know of a LOT of people who have just stopped watching altogether, especially after the BS kneeling. Then when you think about the Cleveland Browns giving D Watson, who appears to be a serial sex predator, a $230 million 5-year contract, and these recent odious Super Bowl halftime shows, it’s not hard to see why people are getting turned off.

    • Well said Vam! These young guys better wake up and realize how blessed they are to have the opportunity to play in the NFL and especially for the Dallas Cowboy’s. Also it’s a funny thing to me that last season I don’t think I seen any player across the league taking a knee during the National Anthem could it be that behind the scenes that word got out that ratings were falling like a rock and if they kept it up that in the near future big contracts would be a thing of the past? Just wondering!!!

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