Zack Martin Contract Getting Done This Year Would Be Huge For Dallas

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The Dallas Cowboys will need to work some magic to get all their free agents signed this off-season.

The Cowboys will have roughly $18-$20 million in cap space available this off-season!

That money will need to be spread out towards a handful of talent in 2018.  One of those being DeMarcus Lawrence who is likely the team’s top priority to sign this off-season.

Another name Dallas might want to get signed this off-season is Zack Martin.  He is still under contract for the 2018 season as the Cowboys picked up his fifth-year option.  However, it might be wise to sign him to a long-term contract this off-season.

According to The Star, Martin will be due to make 9.3 million this year.  A big difference from the $2.85 million this past season.  The reason being is because of the option Dallas picked up.

If Dallas decides to make the decision to sign him long-term now, they have a chance to drop that cap hit tremendously.  Dallas could make the contract extension, and then turn around and rework the deal with their All-Pro guard.  Doing this will allow the Cowboys to put a lot of that money on the back end of his contract, while also putting a sizeable amount in the form of a signing bonus.

For this to work out the way Dallas would need it to, they would have to get both the long-term contract, along with the restructure of said contract by March.

There is very little, if any risk with Martin as a long-term contract.  He isn’t old, being just 27-years-old, and has never missed a game in his four-year NFL career.  To top that off, Martin has made either the All-Pro first-team or second team in each of his four NFL seasons.

Locking up a player like Martin for an extended amount of time seems to be crucial for Dallas and their plans on offense!

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