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Dallas Cowboys Place Franchise Tag On Bingham High’s Dalton Schultz

Mar 8, 2022, 10:09 AM

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Dalton Schultz #86 of the Dallas Cowboys runs for a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium on October 04, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Dallas Cowboys placed the franchise tag on former Bingham Miners standout and current NFL tight end Dalton Schultz.

Dallas placed the tag on Schultz hours before the deadline to do so on Tuesday, March 8.

Schultz was slated to become an unrestricted free agent when the NFL’s new league year begins on March 16. He was one of many potential local free agents this offseason.

The Cowboys have until the summertime to negotiate with Schultz on a contract extension or he will play next season under the tag.

By playing under the franchise tag in 2022, the Bingham High alum would earn around $11 million.

About Dalton Schultz

Following his high school career at Bingham, Schultz played for the Stanford Cardinal.

After his time at Stanford, the Cowboys selected Schultz during the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Schultz saw little playing time during his first two seasons in the league. In 2020, he caught the first touchdown of his NFL career and finished the year with four scores.

Last season, Schultz had a breakout year for Dallas. He helped the Cowboys reach the playoffs and ended the year with 78 catches for 808 yards and eight touchdowns.

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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