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Cowboys To Pick Up G Zack Martin‘s Fifth-Year Option

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones mentioned Tuesday that they plan to pick up G Zack Martin‘s fifth-year option in the coming months, per Brandon George.

Jones specifically said that it’s “a big priority for us is to keep Zack around.

This is hardly a big surprise, considering that Martin has quickly become one of the best guards in the NFL.

The fifth-year option will cost the team more money for the 2018 season, but it’s guaranteed only for injury and won’t prevent them from working on a long-term extension over the next year.

Martin, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2014. He’ll be entering the final year of his four-year, $8.967 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,642,881 for the 2017 season.

In 2016, Martin appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 3 guard out of 75 qualifying players.