Dallas Cowboys agree six-year, $84m deal with All-Pro guard Zack Martin
Deal would make Martin second-highest paid offensive lineman in league
Last Updated: 13/06/18 11:05pm
All-Pro right guard Zack Martin and the Dallas Cowboys have come to terms on a six-year contract extension worth $84m, according to reports.
At $14m per year, the deal would make Martin the second-highest paid offensive lineman in the league.
ESPN's NFL insider Adam Schefter was the first to report the news.
"Cowboys and Pro-Bowl G Zack Martin finally agreed today to 6-year, $84m extension that includes $40m guaranteed, per source," Schefter tweeted.
Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones had said Monday that the deal was imminent.
Left tackle Nate Solder is the NFL's highest-paid blocker after signing a deal with the New York Giants in free agency that averages $15.5m per season.
Andrew Norwell, who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency after starting his career with the Carolina Panthers, would now become the third-highest-paid offensive lineman and the second-highest-paid guard in the NFL at $13.3m.
Browns guard Kevin Zeitler averages $12m per season in Cleveland.
Martin, a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All-Pro in four NFL seasons, has not participated in offseason workouts while a contract with the Cowboys is negotiated.
Dallas made a cost-cutting roster move in parting with popular wide receiver Dez Bryant before the NFL draft, allowing for some funds to be slid to Martin.
The Cowboys boast the highest-paid offensive line in the NFL with center Travis Frederick and left tackle Tyron Smith into their second pro contracts.
Dallas drafted Connor Williams in the second round of April's draft and La'el Collins, undrafted out of LSU, signed a two-year deal worth up to $15.4m covering the next two seasons.