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Cowboys and Guard Zack Martin Agree on a Six-Year, $84M Deal

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48 minutes ago, billsfan89 said:

 

There are 9 guards making 10 or more million now that this extension is in. That's directly a product in my mind of interior pass rushers rising to prominence and the lack of good O-line play due to changes in the college game. 

 

Guards used to be big maulers who didn't need to be dominant interior pass protectors. It was traditionally thought to be a fairly replaceable position. It used to be you could reliably get high-end starters in the 2nd and 3rd round to come in at a high percentage. Now that's not the case, the bust rates are higher on high picks and the importance of the position is higher. 

 

Your bench mark is what, about 5-5.5% of the cap?

 

10 years ago there was the dockery contract at I mentioned at 6.5%, Hutchinson signed the same average two years early so a much higher percentage, faneca signed for 8m per year one year later, Jahri Evans the next year... you have to go back over a decade, at least, for guards to fit that bill and it gets hard to pull numbers vs cap to check the going rate.

 

most of the time in these talks the meteoric rise in the cap explains the bulk of the perception 

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15 hours ago, Aussie Joe said:

The projected Bills starting OL will be getting paid collectively about $7-8 Mil this year..

 

 

 

 

That's not the worst thing in the world though.  If you look at the Pats, they don't pay olinemen, look at the Seachickens, they don't really invest in the oline, look at the Packers, again, really don't invest in the oline all that much,  For having the best oline in football, has it gotten the Cowboys a Lombardi trophy?   The Eagles won the SB without Jason Peters.  

 

Not saying Oline is overrated, my son plays oline.   Just saying you don't have to invest a ton of money in it to win. 

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22 hours ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

 

The $40M is very real. 

 

Ok, and the point of this post is...? That leave over half of the contract guaranteed. This could be a 4 year 40 million dollar deal until we see the breakdown.

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On 6/13/2018 at 3:15 PM, Soda Popinski said:

  He's the best guard in football.     

 

He better be for that kind of cash 😒 Dam !!

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Just now, T master said:

 

He better be for that kind of cash 😒 Dam !!

I mean he earned it IMO.   

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