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Former Bingham High Star Dalton Schultz Scores First NFL Touchdown In Cowboys’ Win

Sep 20, 2020, 2:40 PM | Updated: Sep 21, 2020, 12:12 pm
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Dalton Schultz #86 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Bingham High School and current Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz scored his first career NFL touchdown during a win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Schultz and the Cowboys hosted the Falcons for a week two matchup on Sunday, September 20.

With just under five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott found Schultz in the back of the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown pass.

After a failed tw0-point conversion, Schultz’s touchdown reception cut the Falcons’ lead to 39-30.

The catch capped a career day for Schultz’s. It was his ninth reception of the game and resulted in 10 of his 88 receiving yards against Atlanta.

The Cowboys got the ball back and quickly scored again. After an onside kick recovery, Dallas kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired to come from behind and beat Atlanta 40-39.

With the win, Schultz and the Cowboys improved to 1-1 on the season.

Schultz started the game at tight end after the Cowboys lost Blake Jarwin to an injury in week one.

In the first game of 2020, Schultz had one catch for 11 yards.

During his three-year NFL career, the tight end has recorded 24 catches for 221 yards.

About Dalton Schultz

After his high school career at Bingham, Schultz played football while attending Stanford University.

Following his time with the Cardinal, the tight end pursued a career in the NFL.

Schultz was selected by the Cowboys during the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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