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Dalton Schultz To Play On Franchise Tag For Dallas Cowboys In 2022
SALT LAKE CITY – Former Bingham High star Dalton Schultz and the Dallas Cowboys did not reach an agreement on an extension and will be on a franchise tag.
Dalton Schultz and the Dallas Cowboys had until 2 p.m. MT to reach an agreement, but if they didn’t then Schultz would play the 2022 season on a franchise tag. The Cowboys placed their franchise tag on Schultz on March 8.
By playing under the franchise tag in 2022, the Bingham High alum would earn around $11 million. He participated in mandatory minicamp back in June but missed part of the voluntary offseason training activities earlier in June. By showing up to mandatory minicamp, Schultz avoided fines of nearly $100,000.
Entering Friday, Schultz was among four players in the NFL that was being watched for potential extensions. Joining Schultz on the franchise tag watch list was Kansas City Chiefs OT Orlando Brown, Cincinnati Bengals S Jessie Bates and Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki.
The franchise tag deadline has come and gone: No long-term deals officially for #Chiefs LT Orlando Brown, #Bengals S Jessie Bates, #Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz and #Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki.
They'll play on a one-year, fully-guaranteed salary in 2022.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) July 15, 2022
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.
Former @BinghamFB standout Dalton Schultz (@BinghamBaller9) snags his fifth touchdown catch of the season. ⭐️ #LocalsInTheNFL #NFL #DallasCowboys #DALvsNYG @kslsports pic.twitter.com/66Nv0pcGcH
— Kyle Ireland (@kyleireland) December 19, 2021
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).