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Dalton Schultz

Dallas Cowboys
Tight End #86
Dallas Cowboys
Tight End #86

Dalton Schultz News

Quiet in Week 2 win

Schultz caught both his targets for 18 yards in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Blake Jarwin caught one more pass than Schultz and gained more real estate with his grabs, but neither tight end was particularly productive. It will likely take an injury to one of them to make the other a viable fantasy option on a weekly basis.

Sep 21, 2021 11:42 AM EST

Solid season-opening effort

Schultz secured all six of his targets for 45 yards in the Cowboys' 31-29 loss to the Buccaneers on Thursday night.

Analysis: The sure-handed tight end turned in an efficient performance that saw him slot in third in receptions and receiving yards on the Cowboys behind the prolific wideout duo of Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. Position mate Blake Jarwin was active and turned in three grabs of his own in his first regular-season action since tearing his ACL against the Rams in the 2020 season opener, but if Thursday is any indication, Schultz will still retain a solid role in an offense that could tilt toward the pass in quite a few games.

Sep 10, 2021 5:13 AM EST

One grab Saturday

Schultz caught his only target for nine yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the Texans.

Analysis: Both Schultz and Blake Jarwin saw snaps with the first-team offense, but it was Jarwin who made the bigger impact as he caught a 25-yard pass to set up the Cowboys' first TD of the night. It could be tough for either tight end to make a consistent fantasy impact as long as both are healthy, but Schultz is more likely to be the secondary receiving option of the duo.

Aug 22, 2021 10:52 AM EST

Should be ready for Week 1

Schultz (ankle) didn't attend Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals but is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: This could affect his competition with Blake Jarwin, who finished with no catches on one target Friday in his first game appearance since suffering an ACL tear last September. Schultz filled in capably with 63 receptions, playing 84.8 percent of snaps in an offense that attempted 639 passes. A similar workload is unlikely if Jarwin stays healthy, but that doesn't automatically mean Schultz will hand over the starting job. It sounds like he'll be back for Week 1 even if he misses the rest of training camp and the preseason. Schultz injured his ankle Wednesday at practice.

Aug 14, 2021 3:05 PM EST

Nursing ankle sprain

Schultz was diagnosed with an ankle sprain after exiting Wednesday's practice, Todd Archer of reports.

Analysis: The severity of the sprain is unknown, so there's no clear timeline for Schultz's return to the field. The 25-year-old seems unlikely to be available for Friday's preseason opener in Arizona, even if the injury is a minor concern. Schultz broke out in 2020 with 63 receptions for 615 yards and four touchdowns after Blake Jarwin went down in Week 1 with a torn ACL. The pair should continue to compete for the starting role at tight end, assuming Schultz's ankle issue doesn't impact his availability for the start of the season.

Aug 11, 2021 7:16 PM EST

Suffers ankle injury

Schultz injured his ankle at Wednesday's practice, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Aided by Blake Jarwin's Week 1 ACL tear, Schultz broke out last season to the tune of 63 catches (on 89 targets) for 615 yards and four touchdowns. And the output came without Dak Prescott (shoulder) for most of it due to his ugly ankle injury. Only now, Schultz has picked up his own health concern, which isn't believed to be serious, per Slater. With the Cowboys' next preseason contest Friday in Arizona, it wouldn't surprise if the team is cautious and keeps Schultz on the sideline until he's back to 100 percent.

Aug 11, 2021 2:41 PM EST

One grab in exhibition opener

Schultz secured one of two targets for 15 yards during the Cowboys' 16-3 preseason loss to the Steelers in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game.

Analysis: Schultz opened the game with Garrett Gilbert operating as his quarterback and was productive on the one grab he was able to make. The 2018 fourth-round pick turned in an impressive 63-615-4 line across 16 games last season following Blake Jarwin's Week 1 season-ending knee injury, and with the latter still being handled with care this summer, Schultz is still slated to see a solid amount of work in practices and preseason contest for the time being.

Aug 5, 2021 8:57 PM EST

Seeing most first-team reps so far

Schultz has received the bulk of first-team reps in training camp as Blake Jarwin gets brought along slowly following last year's knee injury, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The split in reps between the two is likely to change as Jarwin gets fully up to speed, but for his part Schultz is having a good camp and isn't going to give up the top spot on the depth chart easily. The numbers suggest Jarwin is the better receiver of the two, but that doesn't mean he'll see more targets during the season.

Aug 2, 2021 8:45 AM EST

Facing threat to starting job

Shultz will compete with fellow tight end Blake Jarwin, who appears ready for the start of training camp after suffering a torn ACL in Week 1 last season, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Jarwin suffered the injury six months after signing a three-year extension, so the team still has some investment in him even after a lost season. His absence opened the door for Schultz to see 89 targets, but the 2018 fourth-round pick finished with a modest receiving line (63-615-4), as big plays were few and far between. The two now figure to compete for a starting job this summer, and it's possible the Cowboys ultimately settle on a committee approach at tight end.

Jul 22, 2021 12:13 PM EST

Ends season on high note

Schultz caught seven of 10 targets for 70 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Analysis: The third-year tight end has his highest yardage total since Week 4 while tying his season high in targets during the Cowboys' final outing of 2020. Schultz came into the season with low expectations, but a season-ending knee injury to Blake Jarwin in Week 1 thrust him into a starting role and he never looked back. Schultz caught multiple passes in 14 of his 15 starts, finishing the year with a 63-615-4 line on 89 targets after managing only 13 grabs through his first 27 NFL games. Jarwin is expected to be fully recovered in time for training camp next season, but Schultz played well enough in his absence to earn a substantial role in 2021, even if he isn't the clear-cut starter.

Jan 4, 2021 12:15 PM EST

Three grabs against Eagles

Schultz caught three of four targets for 21 yards in Sunday's win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Andy Dalton was primarily focused on attacking a vulnerable Philly secondary with his trio of excellent wide receivers (Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb), leaving little production left over for Schultz. The third-year tight end has caught multiple passes in 10 straight games, giving him a decent floor in deep PPR leagues, but he hasn't topped 53 receiving yards and has only two TDs during that stretch.

Dec 28, 2020 2:00 PM EST

Scores fourth TD

Schultz caught both his targets for 14 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Analysis: He was on the end on a 12-yard toss from Andy Dalton in the third quarter, giving the tight end his first TD since Week 11 and fourth of the season. Schultz has seen only 11 targets over the last four games, giving him limited fantasy appeal heading into Week 16's clash with the Eagles.

Dec 21, 2020 11:41 AM EST

Limited involvement in win

Schultz caught all three of his targets for 34 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Analysis: The Cowboys' passing game didn't need to do much after three early Cincy fumbles led to 17 first-half points for Dallas, limiting Schultz's production. The tight end hasn't reached 50 receiving yards in five straight games heading into a Week 15 clash with the 49ers.

Dec 14, 2020 9:55 AM EST

Four catches in loss

Schultz caught all four of his targets for 44 yards in Tuesday's loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: The tight end was one of five Dallas players to reach 40 receiving yards, as Andy Dalton spread the ball around while trying to mount an ultimately futile comeback in the second half. Schultz has seen at least four targets in seven straight games, but he has only one TD and hasn't topped 53 receiving yards during that stretch, giving him very limited fantasy appeal in most formats.

Dec 9, 2020 12:34 PM EST

Five grabs in big loss

Schultz caught all five of his targets for 24 yards in Thursday's loss to Washington.

Analysis: With Andy Dalton under consistent pressure from Chase Young and the Washington pass rush, Schultz was utilized as little more than a bail-out option by the veteran quarterback, with his longest reception going for only seven yards. The tight end has still caught at least four passes in four straight games, giving him a steady floor in PPR formats heading into Week 13's road clash with the Ravens.

Nov 27, 2020 7:42 AM EST

Finds end zone Sunday

Schultz caught four of six targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

Analysis: The tight end continues to see fairly steady target volume no matter who is under center for the Cowboys, but with Andy Dalton back at the helm, Schultz was able to score his first TD since Week 4. He'll look to build on his red-zone chemistry with Dalton in a Thanksgiving Day clash with Washington.

Nov 23, 2020 11:39 AM EST

Corrals four passes in loss

Schultz caught four of seven targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 24-19 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Schultz hasn't been bothered by the quarterback turnover through the past two weeks, as he produced 10 receptions for 101 yards on 15 receptions while playing at least 95 percent of the snaps in each game. The third-year tight end now has a 35-383-2 line through nine games. The Cowboys may get Andy Dalton (concussion) back following the Week 10 bye.

Nov 10, 2020 12:36 PM EST

Sees eight targets in loss

Schultz reeled in six of eight targets for 53 yards Sunday in the Cowboys' 23-9 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Schultz's production has been trending down since Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending ankle injury Week 5, but the tight end benefited from third-string quarterback Ben DiNucci drawing the start in place of the concussed Andy Dalton. The Eagles' fierce pass rush coupled with a banged-up offensive line effectively eliminated the Cowboys' downfield passing game, forcing DiNucci to rely on Schultz as a safety valve underneath. Schultz was able to turn his high target count into decent production Sunday, but his overall fantasy upside will be capped now that the Dallas offense is no longer the up-tempo, high-scoring unit it was earlier this season when Prescott was under center.

Nov 2, 2020 9:15 AM EST

Two grabs in Sunday's loss

Schultz caught two of four targets for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to Washington.

Analysis: The tight end's four targets ranked third on the Cowboys for the day, and he was the only other Dallas player to catch multiple passes aside from Amari Cooper. The outlook for the entire offense is bleak due to multiple injuries along the offensive line, but with rookie Ben DiNucci potentially being forced into action in Week 8 in place of Andy Dalton (concussion), Schultz could still see decent target volume as a security blanket for the young QB in his first NFL start.

Oct 26, 2020 9:43 AM EST

Snags four passes in losing effort

Schultz corralled four of his five targets for 35 receiving yards during Monday's 38-10 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: On what was a sluggish offensive night that saw the Cowboys generate only 10 total points, Andy Dalton was capable of putting up junk-time production, distributing 34 completions, 266 passing yards and a touchdown to his array of talented targets. Schultz was the team's third-leading receiver, also tying his second-highest catch total of the season during the blowout loss. He had an off game with just one catch and six yards against the Giants last Sunday, but otherwise he has scored two touchdowns while averaging 60.5 receiving yards per game since Week 2.

Oct 20, 2020 3:43 PM EST

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