Dallas Cowboys captain Zack Martin did not show up for the start of training camp, a source told Adam Schefter of Tuesday.ESPN.
Martin is unhappy with the team’s lack of interest in restructuring his contract.
The guard is expected to earn about $7 million less this season than the NFL’s highest-paid guards. The Falcons’ Chris Lindstrom and the Colts’ Quenton Nelson lead the list this season with an average of $20 million. Representatives for the Cowboys and Martin had brief discussions in February about revamping the seven-year, $93.41 million contract he signed in 2018.
In March, the Cowboys restructured Martin’s contract for a fifth straight year to help create space on the salary cap, turning nearly $12 million of his $13.5 million base salary into a signing bonus. Martin is under contract until 2024. As a result of all the restructurings, Martin’s cap next year will exceed $23 million.
The Cowboys hope to offer contract extensions to receiver CeeDee Lamb and cornerback Trevon Diggs. They would also like to extend the contract of right tackle Terence Steele, who has just suffered a serious knee injury.
Martin, who has only missed eight games in his career, has been invited to the Pro Bowl game eight times. The only guard with more Pro Bowl appearances in team history is Hall of Famer Larry Allen, who has appeared nine times.