Jan 16, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz (86) spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second quarter during a wild card game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Texans agree to one-year deal with Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz
The Houston Texans are signing former Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz to a one-year deal worth up to $9 million, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Schultz, just 26 years old, has blossomed into one of the NFL’s best tight ends during his time in Dallas. Over the past three seasons alone, Schultz has caught 198 passes and scored 17 touchdowns for the Cowboys. He played his college football at Stanford, and was drafted by the Cowboys 137th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Dalton Schultz has been a starter for the Cowboys since 2020, when he took over after the retirement of franchise legend Jason Witten. Overall, Schultz has caught 211 passes for 2,122 yards and 17 touchdowns in his five-year NFL career.
It is a foregone conclusion that the Texans will draft a quarterback at No. 2 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft, and signing Dalton Schultz will provide that young signal-caller with a proven option at tight end.