Undrafted offensive tackle signs $86.6M Cowboys extension: report

According to ESPN, the Dallas Cowboys have signed right tackle Terence Steele to a hefty five-year, $86.6 million agreement before the start of the regular season.

The contract’s maximum worth is $91.8 million, and $50 million is reportedly guaranteed.

Since joining the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2020 from Texas Tech, Steele has been a spectacular success story. Steele started 14 of the 16 games he played in as a rookie, despite not being drafted to play the position.

Although Steele had some initial difficulties, he eventually established himself as a reliable right tackle with the Cowboys. In 2021, when Tyron Smith was sidelined, he stepped in admirably at left tackle.

The 26-year-old is recovering from an ACL tear he sustained in Week 13 of the 2022 season, a game against the Houston Texans. The Cowboys definitely see potential in him for the future, as seen by this contract. Steele didn’t miss any time either because he was taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list in time to participate in training camp.

As a pass blocker, Steele excelled last season, as seen by the fact that he allowed only one sack on that side while playing 439 pass-blocking plays.

At the start of the 2017 season, Steele reworked his contract to make a guaranteed $36 million over the following two seasons, joining teammate offensive lineman Zack Martin in signing a new deal.

As the eighth and final year of his $97.6 million, eight-year contract with Dallas approaches, Smith is also on the hunt for his next contract. In December, Smith will turn 33.

Owner Jerry Jones has also signed defensive players to lucrative contracts, like as the five-year, $97 million deal signed by outstanding cornerback Trevon Diggs. The Cowboys have added veteran cornerback Stephon Gilmore to their roster and extended the contracts of safety Donovan Wilson and Malik Hooker.

Micah Parsons, now in his third season on their defensive line, may soon want some guaranteed millions if he continues to play at a great level. However, many feel Jones isn’t done yet because quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb are up for extensions.

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