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Former Bingham Standout Extends Cowboys’ Lead In Wild Card Against Bucs

Jan 16, 2023, 7:39 PM
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Dalton Schultz #86 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter in the NFC Wild Card playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 16, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
(Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Bingham Miners standout Dalton Schultz scored for the second time in the first half of the Dallas Cowboys’ Wild Card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers hosted the Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium on Monday, January 16.

With 27 seconds remaining in the first half, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott scrambled toward the far sideline before finding an open spot in the end zone with his tight end.

The touchdown stretched Dallas’ lead to 18-0.

Schultz’s catch capped an 11-play, 91-yard drive that lasted 3:05.

After his second score, Schultz had four receptions for 59 yards and two touchdowns.

Schultz’s first touchdown came with 6:28 remaining in the opening quarter.

During the regular season, Schultz had 57 catches for 577 yards and five touchdowns.

Schultz has now reached the end zone four times in Dallas’ last three contests, including two multi-score games.

The Cowboys entered the NFL Playoffs with a 12-5 record. The Buccaneers made the postseason with an 8-9 record.

Dallas’ game against Tampa Bay is broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC.

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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.

Before facing the Buccaneers, Schultz had recorded 211 receptions for 2,122 yards and 17 touchdowns during his five seasons in the league, all with the Cowboys.

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

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