4 potential free agent replacements for Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz

Dalton Schultz, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Cowboys, David Njoku
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – NOVEMBER 28: Tight end David Njoku #85 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after catching a second half touchdown pass against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

1. David Njoku, Cleveland Browns

David Njoku is a former first-round pick who has yet to live up to the hype that came with him to Cleveland. Since 2017, Njoku has 148 catches, 1,754 yards, and 15 touchdowns. There were rumors last year that Njoku previously wanted a trade out of Cleveland, so he may be excited to get out of Ohio. Maybe switching from a struggling Baker Mayfield to Dak Prescott would help Njoku up his game.

The tight end has incredible speed and rare athleticism. He just hasn’t had a breakout year like many expected of him. Given that Njoku has only been with one team, many other organizations will be excited at the possibility of being the place where the Miami product can finally reach his full potential.

PFF projects that the Cleveland Brown will get roughly $37 million for a three-year contract. Njoku could be one of those cases where a change in environment could be what he needs to revamp his career. Could Dallas be that place?


Great tight ends are hard to come by, especially in free agency, which is clearly shown by the fact that Schultz himself is the second-ranked tight end in the entire lot.

Although Schultz is a great asset, the reality is that Dallas has so little money to work with. He will likely be playing in another city next year.