Dalton Schultz’s days with the Dallas Cowboys are numbered as the tight end has agreed to a deal to join the Houston Texans.
According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Schultz’s contract with Houston is one-year and worth up to $9 million.
The 26-year-old joined the Cowboys in 2018 after the team selected him in round four of the 2018 NFL Draft. In five seasons with Dallas, Schultz amassed 211 receptions, 2,122 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns. He was also an excellent blocker and a go-to red zone target for Dak Prescott.
In 2022, Schultz had the second-most receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns on the Cowboys.
By letting Schultz walk in free agency, the Cowboys will turn to second-year tight ends Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot to fill the void.
Dalton Schultz’s departure was expected
After Schultz’s rookie contract expired following the 2021 season, Dallas and Schultz tried negotiating a new contract. After both sides couldn’t agree to a new deal, the Utah-native played the 2022 season on the franchise tag.
The general consensus was that if the Cowboys and Schultz couldn’t agree to a contract before the 2022 season, then it would be his last in Big D. And now, about a week after the free agency period opened in the NFL, those reports were proven to be true.