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.
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.
Schultz caught seven of 10 targets for 70 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.
The third-year tight end had 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.
Schultz caught three of four targets for 21 yards in Sunday's win over the Eagles.
Andy Dalton primarily was 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 only has two TDs during that stretch.
Schultz caught both of his targets for 14 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the 49ers.
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.
Schultz caught all three of his targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 30-7 win over the Bengals.
The Cowboys' passing game didn't need to do much after three early Cincinnati 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.
Schultz caught all four of his targets for 44 yards in Tuesday's 34-17 loss to the Ravens.
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 touchdown and hasn't topped 53 receiving yards during that stretch, giving him very limited fantasy appeal in most formats.
Schultz caught all five of his targets for 24 yards in Thursday's loss to Washington.
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.
Schultz caught four of six targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Vikings.
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.
Schultz caught four of seven targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 24-19 loss to the Steelers.
Schultz hasn't been bothered by the quarterback turnover through the past two weeks, as he produced 10 receptions for 101 yards on 15 targets 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.
Schultz reeled in six of eight targets for 53 yards Sunday in the Cowboys' 23-9 loss to the Eagles.
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.
Schultz caught two of four targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 25-3 loss to Washington.
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 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.
Schultz corralled four of his five targets for 35 receiving yards during Monday's 38-10 loss to the Cardinals.
On what was a sluggish offensive night for the Cowboys, Andy Dalton at least proved capable of putting up garbage-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 60.8 receiving yards per game since Week 2.
Schultz caught one of three targets for six yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.
The tight end didn't see much involvement in the passing game, as Dallas' wide receivers accounted for 25 of the 32 targets thrown by Dak Prescott (ankle) and Andy Dalton. With Prescott lost for the year and the offense potentially forced to be a little more conservative as a result, however, Schultz's role could become more consistent if he can establish some chemistry with Dalton.
Schultz (thigh) isn't listed on the Cowboys' injury report Wednesday.
Near the conclusion of this past Sunday's loss to the Browns, Schultz took a helmet to his thigh, but the issue hasn't affected his ability to take part in practice three days later. With Blake Jarwin (knee) on injured reserve, Schultz remains locked in as Dallas' No. 1 tight end for the rest of the season. So far this season, Schultz has managed 18 receptions (on 28 targets) for 219 yards and two touchdowns.
Schultz (thigh) is expected to play Sunday against the Giants, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
The tight end took a helmet to the thigh late in Sunday's loss to the Browns but the team is optimistic that he won't miss time. His level of participation in practice as the week progresses will give a clearer picture of his status heading into Sunday. If Schultz is limited, Blake Bell and Sean McKeon would see additional reps.
Schultz caught four of eight targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Browns.
With Dak Prescott forced to air it out every week to try and compensate for the Cowboys' atrocious defense, Schultz is getting plenty of chances to make an impact, hauling in 17 catches on 24 targets for 208 yards and two TDs over the last three weeks. His production isn't likely to be consistent on a week-to-week basis given all the other options at Prescott's disposal, but the tight end still is headed for a breakout season.
Schultz caught four of six targets for 48 yards in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.
The tight end wasn't able to follow up his impressive Week 2 with a similar performance, but Schultz still received a healthy number of targets, and it should be noted Dak Prescott attempted 57 passes overall in a 38-31 loss. Schultz could be headed for a productive day Week 4 against a Browns defense that's already given up 22 catches and three TDs to tight ends through three weeks.
Schultz corralled nine of 10 targets for 88 yards and a touchdown, losing one fumble during Sunday's 40-39 win against the Falcons.
Fantasy GMs in leagues large and small will be rushing to the waiver wire to add the 24-year-old tight end, as he may have secured a key role within Dallas' high-octane passing attack as result of Blake Jarwin's torn ACL. Schultz attracted just 19 combined targets across his first 27 NFL appearances between 2018 and 2019, but he has already garnered 14 in the early going of the new campaign. The slate toughens up somewhat in Week 3, as the Cowboys take on a Seahawks defense that permitted just three catches and 38 receiving yards to the tight end position in its season opener.
Schultz caught one of four targets for 11 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams.
Dak Prescott looked his way more often after Blake Jarwin hurt his knee in the first half, but the extra targets didn't result in much production for Schultz. With Jarwin feared to be lost for the season due to a torn ACL, Schultz could step into a much more significant role in the offense as the Cowboys' primary receiving tight end with Blake Bell mainly handling blocking assignments.
Schultz wrapped up the regular season having caught one of two targets for six yards.
While he played in every game, Schultz never saw more than 17 snaps on offense in any given week and the second-year tight end had basically no role as a receiver working behind Jason Witten and Blake Jarwin. Even if Witten heads back into retirement, Schultz likely wouldn't get enough targets in 2020 to make a fantasy impact with Jarwin very clearly the heir apparent at the position.
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