TE Dalton Schultz — Dallas Cowboys
It must’ve been the year of the TE, as Schultz was one of three to receive the tag this week. The former Stanford Cardinal had a solid season in 2020, but he followed that up with a breakout in 2021. Schultz’s career-bests were nearly in every metric, including catches, targets, yards, yards per catch, TDs, catch rate and passer rating when targeted.
This move also comes after rumors of Dallas preparing to let go of Pro Bowl wideout Amari Cooper at the start of the new league year. So a passing attack with Schultz, CeeDee Lamb, and possibly bringing back Cedrick Wilson and Michael Gallup, could be at Dak Prescott’s disposal. It must also be noted that fellow TE Blake Jarwin is still recovering from his hip surgery that could have him miss the start of the 2022 season.
Dallas was almost pigeonholed with Schultz because of Jarwin’s status, but he’s far from the worst player to be brought back. And if he keeps improving the way he has over the last two seasons, the masses will begin to call Schultz one of the best TEs in the game.