30 best NFL free agents in 2023: Dalton Schultz, TE
This season, Dalton Schultz is playing on the franchise tag where he’s earning nearly $11 million for the 2022 campaign. After the year is up, though, it’s unknown whether or not the Dallas Cowboys would decide to give him a long-term deal.
Dallas has been in the market for additional pass-catchers, as we’ve seen with the signing of T.Y. Hilton and the Odell Beckham Jr. rumors. But, when Schultz is on the field, he’s one of the very best there is at his position. He’s become one of Dak Prescott’s favorite targets.
This year, though, has been a bit different. Schultz missed a couple of games due to injury and also didn’t play the whole season with Dak at quarterback. So, his numbers have taken a hit. Last year, he caught 78 passes for 808 yards and eight scores. This year, though, he’s pacing for right around 54 receptions and under 600 yards, with between four and five touchdowns.
Will the Cowboys fork over enough money to keep a guy they thought was worth the tag? Dallas does have a deep tight end group which Dak uses plenty. Behind Schultz, the Cowboys have Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot, both of whom Dak has thrown touchdowns to.