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Cowboys’ Zack Martin admits he’s thought about retirement

Dallas Cowboys star guard Zack Martin is prepping for his 11th NFL campaign, but things could be much different next year.

Martin voiced that the 2024 season could be his last season.

“I think I’d be lying if I said it has not entered my mind, right?” Martin said on Thursday via ESPN. “I think that’s been a big thing for me this year, just try to tell myself, ‘Hey, go out, do your thing, and let anything else take care of itself after the season.’ I don’t know when I’ll be done, but it’s definitely getting closer to the end. I think it’s just a good reminder for myself to stay in the present and take advantage of this year.”


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Since the Cowboys selected Martin with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 draft, he’s firmly established himself as one of the game’s best offensive linemen. He has seven First-Team All-Pro selections, two Second-Team All-Pro nods, and nine Pro Bowl selections.

Martin sits only one Pro Bowl nod behind Hall of Famer Larry Allen for the franchise record. He is also tied with Bob Lily and Randy White for the most All-Pro nomination in team history.


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The 33-year-old has been the Cowboys’ most dependable offensive lineman and will be more important next season. Especially after longtime left tackle Tyron Smith departed for the New York Jets in free agency.

Martin is in the first year of his two-year, $36.8 million extension that features a $41.9 million dead cap hit this year and a $26.4 million hit next season.

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