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Report: Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz Leaving OTAs Amid Contract Talks

Jun 6, 2022, 9:57 AM | Updated: Jul 22, 2022, 11:19 am
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Dalton Schultz #86 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Bingham High standout and current Dallas tight end Dalton Schultz informed the Cowboys that he won’t attend the rest of the team’s voluntary OTAs, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

The NFL insider reported the news on Monday, June 6.

“Frustrated by the state of contract talks, #Cowboys franchise-tagged TE Dalton Schultz informed the team he won’t attend the rest of voluntary OTAs, per sources,” Pelissero tweeted. “Schultz already signed his franchise tender, locking in a $10.931 million salary for 2022 if no deal by July 15.”

The Cowboys placed their franchise tag on Schultz on March 8.

If Dallas and Schultz can’t agree to a new deal before July 15, the former Miners star will play the 2022 season under the franchise tag that he previously signed.

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

Last season, the Cowboys had a 12-5 regular season record and earned a playoff berth. Dallas suffered a 23-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the Wild Card round of the postseason.

Dallas opens its 2022 campaign at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, September 11.

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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