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Zack Martin | Guard | #70

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (16) / DAL
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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. Sep 4 - 11:32 AM
Source: ESPN

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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.
Aug 31 - 8:23 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.
Jul 23 - 2:41 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.
May 20 - 12:02 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.
Apr 18 - 8:21 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.
Jan 24 - 6:59 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

Cowboys first-round OG Zack Martin has taken snaps at center in OTAs.

Travis Frederick is locked in as the Cowboys' starting center, while Mackenzy Bernadeau is the backup. Martin is simply being groomed as an emergency option. Martin is expected to man right guard as a rookie.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 05:29:00 PM

No. 16 overall pick Zack Martin is expected to start at right guard as a rookie.

Mackenzy Bernadeau becomes a versatile bench piece. It leaves the Cowboys with a starting unit of LT Tyron Smith, LG Ronald Leary, C Travis Frederick, RG Martin and RT Doug Free. This is going to be one of the strongest offensive lines in the entire league.
Wed, May 14, 2014 10:39:00 AM

Coach Jeff Fisher confirmed the Rams tried trading back into the first round for G/T Zack Martin, who went to the Cowboys at No. 16 overall.

The Rams were talking with the Ravens, who held the 17th overall pick. "It would have been pricey but worth it," said Fisher. St. Louis is dead set on shoring up its offensive line. They have zero depth up front and could still stand to upgrade at center and right tackle. The Rams hold the Nos. 44 and 75 picks on Friday.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, May 9, 2014 11:04:00 AM

Cowboys selected Notre Dame G/T Zack Martin with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

Jerry Jones passes on Johnny Manziel and help for his beleaguered defense, instead adding a versatile piece to an already solid O-Line. Martin (6-foot-4 1/8, 308) made a school-record 52 starts for the Irish, two at right tackle and the rest on the blind side. He was the only lineman capable of blocking Aaron Donald at January's Senior Bowl. Martin is a short-armed (32 7/8") prospect best suited to the right side or guard, but offers plus movement skills (28-inch vertical, 8-foot-10 broad jump) and is technically sound, bending naturally at the knees. Even with a forthcoming position switch, he's as pro-ready as college linemen get.
Thu, May 8, 2014 09:54:00 PM

A source tells the Miami Herald the Dolphins are targeting Notre Dame G/T Zack Martin in trade-up scenarios.

Per the Herald's Armando Salguero, "sources around the NFL are saying, insisting actually," that rookie GM Dennis Hickey wants to move out of the No. 19 overall spot. If the Fins find a trade-up partner, they're expected to target Martin. They could also trade down. More recently, Miami has been linked to Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier. They're known to be high on Tennessee OT Ja'Wuan James.
Thu, May 8, 2014 10:48:00 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger reports the Giants are "extremely high" on Notre Dame G/T Zack Martin.

The same can not be said for North Carolina TE Eric Ebron. Beat writer Jordan Raanan pegs Martin as the most likely pick for the Giants if they stay at No. 12 overall. The team reportedly prefers Martin over Michigan OT Taylor Lewan, who some call the best tackle in this year's class. Martin can play every position on the line save center and would likely play right tackle or guard in New York.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 08:59:00 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Dak Prescott
2Cooper Rush
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3Darren McFadden
4Rod Smith
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
FB1Keith Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Ryan Switzer
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Noah Brown
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Geoff Swaim
4Rico Gathers
LT1Tyron Smith
LG1Jonathan Cooper
2Chaz Green
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
RG1Zack Martin
2Byron Bell
RT1La'el Collins
K1Dan Bailey