Dallas Cowboys’ Guard Zack Martin Seeks Salary Raise amid Contract Standoff
Dallas Cowboys’ veteran guard, Zack Martin, has officially requested a salary raise despite having two years remaining on his current contract. Martin, who currently earns a noteworthy $14 million per year, ranks eighth among all guards in terms of average salary. However, he believes his performance and value to the team warrant a more substantial paycheck.
The highest-paid guards in the league, Chris Lindstrom of the Atlanta Falcons and Quenton Nelson of the Indianapolis Colts, earn an impressive $20.5 million and $20 million per year respectively. Martin sees this as a benchmark and believes he deserves a similar salary considering his consistent contributions to the Cowboys over the years.
The Cowboys’ management, led by renowned owner Jerry Jones, has taken a firm stance on their priority to address contracts for younger players before considering Martin’s situation. This stance has further intensified the ongoing standoff between the two parties.
Jones recently commented on Martin’s absence from training camp, comparing it to an injury. Although he expressed concern, he stated that the team would move forward without him if necessary. This statement suggests that the Cowboys are prepared to face the upcoming season without their star guard should an agreement not be reached.
The current stalemate has resulted in both the Cowboys and Martin’s camp engaging in a high-stakes game of poker. Neither side seems willing to back down from their respective positions, indicating that a resolution may not be reached soon.
As the negotiation continues, Cowboys fans eagerly await news on whether their beloved guard will secure the raise he desires or if the team will stand firm on their stance. The outcome of this standoff could have a significant impact on the team’s performance in the upcoming season. Stay tuned for updates on Matzav Blog as the situation unfolds.
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