Signed by Cowboys Cowboys exercise 5th year option on Zack Martin

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  1. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Just read it over the wires.

    Cowboys to exercise 5th-year option on Zack Martin's rookie deal
    Dan Wilkins Jan 24, 2017 7:34 PM
    Zack Martin isn't going anywhere.

    The Dallas Cowboys' standout guard, who earned a third consecutive Pro Bowl appearance to open his career this season, will have his fifth-year contract option exercised by the team, executive vice president Stephen Jones confirmed Tuesday.

    "A big priority for us is to keep Zack around," Jones said, according to Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News.

    Dallas doesn't have to make the move official until after April's draft, but this has always been a no-brainer for the organization.

    Exercising the option will keep Martin under contract through the 2018 season, and the Cowboys will almost certainly look to open negotiations for a long-term extension well in advance of his first chance to hit free agency.

    The Notre Dame product, selected in the first round of the 2014 draft, is a key cog in what is widely considered to be the NFL's premier offensive line. That unit led the way for the second-ranked rushing attack throughout the regular season, playing a significant role in Dallas posting a 13-3 record and coming away with an NFC East title.
  2. haleyrules

    haleyrules Well-Known Member

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    Excellent. Now sign him long term!
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  3. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    Dude is a flat out beast..sign him up to finish his career wearing a star on his helmet till he retires.
  4. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    They will but there is simply no need right now. He is under contract for the next 2 years with the potential to franchise him for 2 more after that.

    They are definitely going to extend him, but should be sometime just before or early into the 2018 season.
  5. 187beatdown

    187beatdown Lack of Big Plays

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    Martin is an animal who's probably only under Yanda.
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  6. haleyrules

    haleyrules Well-Known Member

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    Of course. I agree.
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  7. mrmojo

    mrmojo Well-Known Member

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    Yes! Good news.
  8. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    That Yanda fella is indeed pretty damn good.
  9. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Part of the Great Wall of Dallas :yourock::yourock::yourock:
  10. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Yes, duh! But, as part of the deal, trademark his electric dance in the huddle, as part of the contract.

    Any one of you workaday blokes, have a video of that dance???
  11. T-RO

    T-RO Well-Known Member

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    I totally disagree. Martin sucks. We lost by 3 points in the playoffs. Cut 'em all!

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  12. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Give them a little room to deal...
  13. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Actually, they bought themselves a year with this move. He won't be a FA until 2019... really no hurry to sign him to a long term deal for at least another year.
  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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  15. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    If we've got him signed through 2018, then we don't need to work out a long-term deal until that season. We've got other fish to fry this year.
  16. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    Martin is one of the worst 1st rounders we have ever drafted. What was Jerry thinking!? Johnny football was right there!!! :rolleyes:
  17. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Good. Now sign Leary.
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  18. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    So how much does he make in that fifth year deal?
  19. Jason 82 Witten

    Jason 82 Witten Well-Known Member

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  20. bkight13

    bkight13 Capologist

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    It will probably be for 9m or is the average of the top 3-25 OL
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2017
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