Cowboys, Zack Martin Agree To Deal

Cowboys guard Zack Martin has secured a brand new deal, and it’s a whopper of a contract. The new pact is a six-year extension that will make him the highest-paid guard in the NFL with the largest guarantee of any guard in league history, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets

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We’re still waiting on the exact terms, but this means that Martin has surpassed new Jaguars guard Andrew Norwell with more than $13.3MM in average annual compensation. Martin has also bested Norwell’s $30MM in full guarantees at signing.

“We think he’s one of the best offensive linemen in the league,” Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said recently“Certainly we think the best offensive guard in the league (and) should be paid accordingly.”

With a new deal in hand, the Cowboys can expect Martin to show for work on Tuesday when the team’s minicamp gets underway. They’ll also enter the 2019 offseason without fear of losing Martin to another team on the open market.

The Cowboys have the key pieces of their world-class offensive line locked up for years to come. Martin is signed through 2024, left tackle Tyron Smith and center Travis Frederick are under contract through through 2023, and right tackle La’el Collins is signed through 2019.

The next order of business for the Cowboys could be to work on a new multi-year deal for edge rusher DeMarcus Lawrence. However, Lawrence says he is willing to play on the one-year tag in order to cash in on the 2019 free agency market.

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8 comments on “Cowboys, Zack Martin Agree To Deal

  1. RockHard

    Jerry takes care of his guys.. This was inevitable. Happy for Martin, he’s a good dude

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    • Chun

      Jones takes care of his guys! Big deal yahoo! How bout winning a Damn Super Bowl, or at least stinking playoff game!

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  2. mackows2

    Still waiting on this world class oline to translate to a playoff win, let alone a playoff birth.
    but keep on blowing your cap space into it.

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    • Breezy

      For real. Take into account how well Tyron’s route running has been, Zach’s speed and footwork running the rock, and Frederick’s shut-down defense, on top of their blocking, I still can’t figure out why securing a playoff W has been such a struggle.

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