The Dallas Cowboys have made several contract moves ahead of the 4:00pm franchise tag deadline. Tight end Dalton Schultz has been franchise tagged by the team, and wide receiver Noah Brown has signed a one-year extension with the Cowboys.
The NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo tweeted about two contract restructurings on Tuesday.
Dak Prescott was owed a $20 million base salary this season. Most of that converted to a signing bonus and spread into future years to give the #Cowboys $15 million in cap relief this season. https://t.co/lB1xm4DYcY
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 8, 2022
To make these moves more viable, quarterback Dak Prescott and offensive guard Zack Martin have had their contracts restructured. Prescott has had most of his guaranteed $20 million converted into a signing bonus, which saves the team $15 million in cap space.
Schultz, a 25-year-old tight end, will get $10.9 million while playing under the franchise tag. He has 154 receptions for 1,545 yards and 12 touchdowns during his four years in the NFL. He scored eight of those touchdowns in 2021. All of those seasons have been played with the Cowboys.
Brown has also played for four years with the Cowboys. In 2021, he had 16 receptions for 184 yards and zero touchdowns. He has only started five games in Dallas, but has played in 50 games. He has yet to score an NFL touchdown.
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