Zack Martin addresses agreeing to reworked deal with Cowboys

Martin's holdout from training camp has ended.

by Dzevad Mesic
Zack Martin addresses agreeing to reworked deal with Cowboys

Zack Martin says he is "super grateful" after he and the Dallas Cowboys agreed to rework his current contract. This week, the Cowboys added $8.5 million over the next two years to Martin's current contract. Before the deal got reworked, Martin was scheduled to earn $13.5 million in 2023 and $14 million in 2024.

Martin, an eight-time All-Pro guard, missed the start of training camp but now he is back to work. "I just think I've been here a long time. I've accomplished some great things but just felt like where I was in the market that it's something that had been deserved and felt strongly about it.

Obviously it took a little time, but I'm super grateful to the Joneses. Once we started talking and having that connection we were able to figure something out that worked for both of us," Martin said after agreeing to a reworked deal with the Cowboys.

The Cowboys happy to have Martin back

Since being drafted in 2014, Martin has been one of the key components of the Cowboys offense. Now that Martin is back, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy is happy that the issue was resolved in the best possible way.

“There were a lot of high-fives and hugs all day and night yesterday once he got in. I think that shows you what he means to us and what he means to our football team, especially the offense," McCarthy said. Martin may be back but the Cowboys don't want to overload the guard.

“He’s been training, so he just wants to get in his pads and get moving. We’ll see how that goes and maybe do a little more tomorrow. We’re going to be smart with him," McCarthy said. Martin is widely considered one of the best guards in the league and there is no doubt that the Cowboys are thrilled to have him back ahead of the start of the 2023 season.