The Dallas Cowboys are set to sign guard Zack Martin to a deal that would make him the highest paid guard in the league, according to sources. Ian Rappoport shared the news of the potential signing on Twitter.
The #Cowboys are giving star G Zack Martin a 6-year contract extension that makes him the highest-paid guard with the largest guarantee at his position in NFL history, source said. Richly deserved, as Dallas locks up another key building block on the O-line.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 11, 2018
The deal has the potential to make Martin one of the highest paid guards, if not the highest paid guard, in the league. Andrew Norwell currently holds that title after the Jacksonville Jaguars signed him to a 5-year, $66.5 million deal during free agency. Martin is entering the final year of his rookie contract and the Cowboys are wanting to keep this offensive line together.
Martin was drafted by the Cowboys in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was immediately thrust into the starting lineup and has been a cornerstone of the Cowboys offense ever since. Martin also has a nice track record of staying healthy and has not missed a game so far in his three-year career.
Keeping Martin around for the future is an extremely smart move by the Cowboys. Martin has made the Pro Bowl all three years he has been in the league and has helped make the Cowboys offensive line one of the best in the league. Signing Martin to a new deal means the Cowboys can begin working on extending other key parts of their team.