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

AbeBeta

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Just a formality - I expect an extension that makes him the highest paid G in the league in pre-season
 

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While I would really love for the Cowboys to sign Leary, I don't think having 4 large contracts (assuming Martin signed to a multi-year deal) just on the O-line is a good thing.
It would be great if no CBA but reality is you don't need that much at one position
 

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So how much does he make in that fifth year deal?
It will probably be for 9m or so.......it is the average of the top 3-25 OL

The 5th year option is a much better deal for the team when the player was not a top 10 pick.

In 2016, the 5th year option for OLinemen:
Top 10 pick: 11.9M
Pick between 11 and 32: 8.8M

The 2016 Franchise Tag for OL was 13.71M.

Like the Franchise Tag, the 5th year option is inflated for Guards/Centers because OT salaries are included in the calculation.
 

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Good call, I just hope we can lock him up for a long time, we are losing Leary. We need to make Zach a career Cowboy.
 

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The 5th year option is a much better deal for the team when the player was not a top 10 pick.

In 2016, the 5th year option for OLinemen:
Top 10 pick: 11.9M
Pick between 11 and 32: 8.8M

The 2016 Franchise Tag for OL was 13.71M.

Like the Franchise Tag, the 5th year option is inflated for Guards/Centers because OT salaries are included in the calculation.
I won't complain about keeping Zeke for 10m+ in 2020
 
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