Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys player profiles: How soon can Dallas get extension done for ever-reliable Zack Martin? – Dallas Cowboys News

Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys player profiles: How soon can Dallas get extension done for ever-reliable Zack Martin? – Dallas Cowboys News

This is an ongoing series breaking down key players on the Dallas Cowboys’ roster.

ZACK MARTIN

Position: Right guard

Size: 6-4, 310

Age when season starts: 26

College: Notre Dame

Drafted: 1st round in 2014 (No. 16 overall)

Experience: Entering his fourth season

Contract status: Signed through 2018

2016 recap: Martin continued to establish himself as one of the league’s top right guards, if not the best, in 2016.

Martin has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of his three seasons and for the second time last year was named first-team All-Pro.

Martin helped pave the way for rookie Ezekiel Elliott to lead the NFL in rushing yards a year ago while also continuing to dominant as a pass protector.

2017 outlook: The Cowboys want to sign Martin to a long-term contract extension and will go to work on that early in training camp in hopes of getting a deal done before the start of the season.

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said early in the year that signing Martin to a long-term extension is the club’s top offseason priority. The Cowboys exercised the fifth-year option on Martin’s contract earlier in the offseason.

Martin is as reliable as they come for a young player. He’s started all 48 games in his three-year career.

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