The Dallas Cowboys have been making strikes this offseason, seeking to bolster a roster that received 12 video games and reached the divisional spherical of the playoffs. They introduced on veterans in Stephon Gilmore and Brandin Cooks. They put the franchise tag on operating again Tony Pollard and re-signed backup quarterback Cooper Rush in case Dak Prescott will get injured once more.
In fact, as each workforce does, the Cowboys additionally launched some gamers. They parted methods with longtime operating again Ezekiel Elliott and mentioned goodbye to tight finish Dalton Schultz.
That proved to be a pricey determination for Schultz.
Earlier than final season, the Cowboys put the franchise tag on Schultz. He made $10.9 million; if the Cowboys franchised him once more this season, he’d make $13.1 million.
Albert Breer of Sports activities Illustrated just lately wrote a roundup of among the NFL’s largest free company transactions. Per Breer, Schultz at one level turned down a three-year, $36 million deal, as an alternative selecting to wager on himself in 2023. Schultz’s agent initially replied to a tweet reporting the news that it was “100% inaccurate.”
Whether or not the Cowboys ever provided Schultz a deal or not, he’ll take a pay lower this season. After a few week of not touchdown with a workforce, Schultz agreed to signal with the Houston Texans. The workforce provided him a one-year deal price as much as $9 million. He’ll get $6.5 million in wage and will probably earn one other $2.5 million in incentives.
Within the best-case state of affairs, Schultz will make about $1.9 million lower than he made final season. And if he (or his agent) did flip down that three-year supply, he’ll be making $27 million much less over the size of the contract.
But this case isn’t as doom and gloom because it appears. Schultz is actually betting on himself once more this season. He’ll be 27 subsequent offseason, which remains to be within the prime years for a decent finish. Whereas nobody will argue Houston is nearer to a championship than Dallas, Schultz will possible get extra pass-catching alternatives on the Texans. He may flip a stable 2023 season into a bigger payday.
It seems betting on himself did not work out. However Schultz has an opportunity to double down this season — and that is not a possibility each participant will get.
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