Reports: Cowboys, G Martin reach six-year, $84M deal

All-Pro right guard Zack Martin and the Dallas Cowboys agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension worth $84 million with $40 million Eddie George Jersey guaranteed, according to multiple reports. At $14 million per year, the deal makes Martin the second-highest-paid offensive lineman, and the highest-paid guard, in NFL history.
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The Cowboys boast the highest-paid offensive line in the NFL with center Travis Frederick and left tackle Tyron Smith into their second pro contracts. Dallas drafted Connor Williams in the second round of April’s draft and La’el Collins, undrafted out of LSU, signed a two-year deal worth up to $15.4 million covering the next two seasons. –Field Level Media

Oh, and he hired Ben McAdoo as head coach. Enough said. Reese should have been gone after a second consecutive losing season in 2014, but he lingered until this past season. 

It’s not as though John Idzik took over a great team and made it bad, but he made so many mistakes in such a short period that he severely delayed the Jets’ attempt to rebuild following a 6-10 season.

Not only did he let head coach Rex Ryan linger for two more seasons so that owner Woody Johnson was forced to fire both of them together, but he also wasted his first draft pick (a top-10 selection) on bust cornerback Dee Milliner. In addition, he swung and missed one round later with quarterback Geno Smith, and none of his first eight Womens Fred Lynn Jersey selections in the 2014 draft panned out.

He traded Darrelle Revis in his prime and used the pick he got from Tampa Bay for the cornerback to take Sheldon Richardson, who wasn’t a bust but never quite lived up to expectations in New York. 

Most importantly, when Idzik took the job, it was clear the Jets needed to start over at quarterback. He put all of his eggs in Smith’s basket, and that strategy failed.