Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz remains a free agent just one year after playing under the $10.9 million franchise tag. But according to a report from Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, Schultz would still be a Cowboy had he agreed to the team's three-year, $36 million offer.
It's unknown when the offer was made, as Breer said Dallas extended it "at one point."
However, the tight end's agent released a statement on Twitter Monday denying the report's validity.
"This is 100% inaccurate," Steve Caric of Caric Sports Management said.
Schultz had 57 catches for 577 yards and five touchdowns in 15 games last season. In 2021, he made 78 catches for 808 yards and eight touchdowns in 17 games.
Despite the solid output, Schultz remains unsigned one week into free agency, and it's unclear where he could end up. The Bengals have a need after Hayden Hurst set the tight end market when he signed a three-year, $21.27 million contract ($13 million guaranteed) with the Panthers this offseason. The Vikings inked a three-year, $21 million ($10.7 million guaranteed) deal with former Ravens backup tight end Josh Oliver. And former Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $9 million with the Patriots last week.
Could Dallas still be an option? According to once source close to 105.3 The Fan's Bryan Broaddus, it "might be water under the bridge now."