Cowboys lock in another key player with big-money deal

The Dallas Cowboys have spent a lot of money this summer, and quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver CeeDee Lamb.

Defensive end Micah Parsons will be looking for new contracts in the next two years.

But before they could get any of them to sign long-term deals, they were able to reach a new deal with starting right tackle Terence Steele on Sunday for a five-year, $86.8M contract extension. 

Steele joined the Cowboys as a free agent who didn't get picked in the draft. He started right away on their offensive line when the 2020 season began.

If the Cowboys hadn't given him a contract deal, he would have been one of the most wanted players as a free agent. 

Since he joined the team three years ago, he has started 40 games and caught one touchdown pass in the 2021 season. 

With his new deal, the front office is continuing to spend a lot of money this summer.

The Cowboys also signed cornerback Trevon Diggs to a five-year, $97 million deal, and safety Malik Hooker to a three-year, $24 million deal. 

They also changed the deal for starting right guard Zack Martin, giving him a two-year guarantee of $36 million.

Now that those contracts are done, the attention is on Lamb, who wants a new one, and Prescott, who is under contract until the end of the 2024 season.

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