As Zack Martin continues to sit out the team’s voluntary offseason work Germain Ifedi Jersey , the Cowboys continue to work on a deal for the All-Pro guard. But it sounds as if the sides still have a long way to go to get an extension worked out.
“We just aren’t there yet,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said, via Todd Archer of ESPN. “We’ll continue to roll up our sleeves and go to work on it. We understand this is the hard part of our business. Nobody wants to have Zack signed more than we do. We think he’s one of the best offensive linemen in the league. Certainly we think the best offensive guard in the league [and] should be paid accordingly. It’s just a matter of structures and by how much and that type of thing. No one respect what Zack has done for this team more than we do.”
Jones said he met with Martin’s agent Vontae Davis Jersey , Tom Condon, within in the last two weeks.
While he expects a deal to get done, Jones offered no timeframe on an extension.
Martin is under contract for $9.3 million for 2018 after the Cowboys picked up his fifth-year option. The Cowboys expect to make him the highest-paid guard in football surpassing the five-year Bryan Anger Jersey , $66.5 million deal that Jacksonville gave Andrew Norwell earlier this offseason, but the sides are not there yet.
Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott and Kansas City rookie standout Kareem Hunt are scheduled to be among the headliners for a fantasy football convention that expects to draw more than 200 NFL players this summer.
The event will be held in Dallas again after making its debut in 2017 following two straight years of cancellations over claims of interference from the NFL. Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was among the original investors in the company running the event.
The first event had about 50 players, including Elliott. This year's convention is set for July 13-15 at Fair Park near downtown Dallas. Fans will have a chance to interact with players Mike Remmers Jersey , and there will be mock fantasy drafts along with panels led by fantasy football experts.
National Fantasy Football Convention CEO Andy Alberth says he is trying to build a "Disneyland for football fans of all ages." Other expected attendees include running backs LeSean McCoy of Buffalo and Melvin Gordon of the Los Angeles Chargers.