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Zack Martin | Guard | #70

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (16) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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The Cowboys will meet with contract-year RG Zack Martin's player rep at the Combine.
Martin is due $9.341 million in the final year of his rookie contract. The No. 16 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Martin has never missed a game. He is one of the league's truly elite guards. Feb 27 - 1:23 PM

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Cowboys RG Zack Martin is recovering from a "clean-up" operation to his right elbow but is expected to be ready for the start of OTAs.

The No. 16 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Martin has never missed a game. At 27, he is one of the league's very best guards. Headed into the final year of his rookie deal, Martin should get extended at some point this offseason.
Jan 9 - 3:49 PM

The Cowboys could open extension talks with RG Zack Martin this offseason.

Dallas couldn't get a deal done with Martin before the season, but the sides are expected to revisit talks. Martin is signed through 2018 on a $9.3 million option. A three-time All Pro, Martin is going to command more than the five-year, $60 million contract Kevin Zeitler got from Cleveland last offseason.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 07:21:00 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is optimistic RG Zack Martin (concussion) will play Thursday night against the Redskins.

Martin suffered a concussion last Thursday, but he was able to practice on Monday and "had a good day." He still needs to be cleared, but it looks like Martin is on track to play.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 11:50:00 AM

Cowboys RG Zack Martin (concussion) is expected to practice Monday.

Martin suffered a concussion on Thanksgiving against the Chargers, but he appears to be moving through the protocol quickly. He still has some hurdles to clear, but this practice puts Martin on track to play Thursday.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 11:50:00 AM

Cowboys RG Zack Martin exited Week 12 against the Chargers with a concussion.

Dallas got back LT Tyron Smith for this game and promptly lost Martin in the first half. Joe Looney has replaced Martin next to RT La'El Collins.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 06:12:00 PM

Cowboys and RG Zack Martin have broken off contract talks until after the season.

It is a bit of a surprise after Dallas worked out new deals with LT Tyron Smith and C Travis Frederick at the same time in their contract cycles, but it is not a major concern. Martin is still under team control for two more seasons, and the two sides should be able to work something out in the spring.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 11:32:00 AM

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said the team is still hoping to reach an extension with RG Zack Martin before Week 1.

"Hopefully making some progress, but those things you can’t really comment on them until they’re either done or not done," Jones said. "So obviously the goal for both sides is to be done with everything by the [beginning] of the season." Dallas is cutting it closer with Martin than they did with LT Tyron Smith or C Travis Frederick, but something should get done. If it doesn't, Dallas still has Martin under contract for two more seasons.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 08:23:00 AM

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said the team is "confident" they will "get something worked out" with RG Zack Martin.

Martin still has two years left on his deal after Dallas exercised his fifth-year option in April, but they would like to get something done during training camp. With two All-Pro nods in just three seasons, Martin's next deal should place him right at the top of the guard pay scale. Kevin Zeitler is currently the highest-paid guard after landing $12 million per year from the Browns in March.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 02:41:00 PM

The Dallas Morning News' Jon Machota expects the Cowboys and RG Zack Martin to work an extension around the start of training camp.

Machota notes that is around the same time both C Travis Frederick and LT Tyron Smith signed their extensions. Martin is under contract for two more seasons after Dallas exercised his fifth-year option in April, but that will not stop them from getting a deal done this summer. Martin has earned two First Team All-Pro nods in just three seasons.
Sat, May 20, 2017 12:02:00 PM

Cowboys exercised RG Zack Martin's fifth-year team option for 2018.

The option year is worth $9.341 million. Martin already has three Pro Bowl and two All-Pro selections under his belt in three seasons and is clearly one of the best interior linemen in the league. The Cowboys should look to sign him to a long-term extension in the near future.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 08:21:00 AM

Cowboys Executive VP Stephen Jones confirmed the team will exercise RG Zack Martin's fifth-year option for 2018.

Also, the sky is blue. Picking up Martin's option is the definition of a no-brainer. He's arguably the best guard in football and showed it again by earning his third All-Pro selection this past season. Don't be surprised if the Cowboys take it a step further by giving Martin a long-term contract.
Tue, Jan 24, 2017 06:59:00 PM

Cowboys RG Zack Martin (stinger) is expected to practice on Monday.

Martin has missed the last three weeks after suffering a stinger in the Cowboys' joint practices against the Rams. With Martin back on the field, Dallas' league-best offensive line will be back to full strength for Week 1.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 09:08:00 PM

Cowboys RG Zack Martin (ankle, questionable) was able to do some on-field rehab on Friday and believes he will be able to play Week 16 against the Colts.

Martin injured his ankle last week against the Eagles. Martin was able to finish the game, but he was limping badly in the locker room and has not practiced this week. Mackenzy Bernadeau would likely earn the start if Martin is unable to go. With RT Doug Free (ankle) unlikely to play, the Cowboys' running game could be less effective than normal against the Colts.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:17:00 PM

Cowboys signed first-round pick Zack Martin to a four-year contract.

Martin lined up as Dallas' first-team right guard during OTAs, and also saw some reps as a backup center in an effort to improve his versatility. Martin played tackle at Notre Dame, and could now conceivably play any spot on the line. His rookie-year position will be right guard. Martin has drawn comparisons to Andy Levitre as a plug-and-play prospect who should start for a long time.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 02:00:00 PM

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