3. Former Cowboy who's starring: Dalton Schultz
The Cowboys let Schultz walk as a free agent, but they reportedly made him a multiyear offer during the 2022 season that he turned down. He signed a one-year, $6.25 million contract with the Texans to be rookie QB C.J. Stroud's security blanket.
Schultz endured a slow start to the season, but that was to be expected as Stroud developed chemistry with his new pass-catchers. From Weeks 1-3, Schultz logged a combined 7 catches for 47 yards and zero touchdowns.
In the three games since, Schultz has enjoyed a breakout:
- Week 4: 3 catches for 42 yards, 1 TD
- Week 5: 7 catches for 65 yards, 1 TD
- Week 6: 4 catches for 61 yards, 1 TD
That's three straight games with a TD for Schultz. While the media is off-base proclaiming Dallas misses Ezekiel Elliott in the red zone, the team absolutely misses Schultz in that regard. He's a fantastic red zone weapon and looks to be an excellent fit in Houston. He'll sign a decently-sized contract in the offseason assuming he continues to perform at this level.