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Report: Cowboys working on extension for star lineman

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The Dallas Cowboys and star offensive guard Zack Martin are working on a contract extension that will likely make him the highest paid at his position, per multiple sources.

It takes time,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “That’s usually kind of how these things work. There’s a whole lot of zero progress, then all of a sudden you make some.”

Heading into his fourth NFL season, Martin has already earned All-Pro twice and second-team All-Pro once. He's allowed just six career sacks according to STATS, and has four holding penalties.

Per NBC Sports, "Although they have Martin under contract for the next two seasons, having exercised their fifth-year option on him during the offseason, the Cowboys want to reward Martin while assuring they have him under contract long term. Martin’s new deal likely makes him the highest-paid guard in the game, surpassing the five-year, $60 million deal Kevin Zeitler received from the Browns in the offseason."

“It’s too early for me to speculate whether we’re close or whether this thing can get done or not,” Jones told the Star-Telegram. “Obviously, we would love to get it done, but there’s two sides to this, and certainly it’s not easy to figure out exactly where it should be.

“As I said, I fully suspect we’ll figure something out at some point in time, and he’ll be a Dallas Cowboy for most of his career.”

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Source: NBC Sports · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency