Cowboys Finally Strike Deal With All-Pro Guard Zack Martin

Cowboys all-pro guard Zack Martin

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One of the main storylines in the Dallas Cowboys organization finally comes to an end as All-Pro guard Zack Martin signs a reworked deal with the team.

This is a big deal for Dallas, as they retain arguably their best player on the roster.

The news was originally broke by Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, as they claim Zack Martin and the Cowboys reached a deal on Monday, August 14.

Nick Shook of also reports that Martin signed “a deal that will pay him more than $18 million per year. The increase amounts to a raise of more than $8 million for the six-time All-Pro.”

After signing this contract, Martin becomes the third highest paid guard in the NFL. The only two players ahead of him are Chris Lindstrom of the Atlanta Falcons and Quenton Nelson of the Indianapolis Colts.

With that said, Martin accomplished his goal after holding out nearly two weeks into the preseason.

Before signing his reworked contract, it seemed as through the Cowboys may let Zack Martin walk. Especially considering Jerry Jones said multiple times he’d rather spend the money on other players in the future.

With the amount of time Martin missed, the Cowboys’ superstar guard accumulated “roughly $1 million in fines during his holdout, which cannot be reduced or forgiven per the collective bargaining agreement,” per

Regardless, Zack Martin is now ready for the upcoming season and he will be a major factor in the Cowboys’ success.

Now that Martin will stay in Dallas for the next two seasons, there’s a strong chance he’ll end up retiring as a Cowboy.