Solid offensive linemen in the NFL typically don’t emerge from the ranks of undrafted free agents. Terrence Steele is one exception.
Steele, who was not drafted in 2020, has become an essential part of Dallas’ offensive line. And the Cowboys have taken care of him, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter, with a five-year, $86.8 million contract extension. The contract includes $50 million in total guarantees, and a potential $5 million increase.
Factoring in the $4.304 million Steele was set to earn in 2023, it’s a six-year contract worth $91.1 million. The average new money is $17.36 million, and the average signing value is $15.18 million annually.
The deal comes as two major contract problems for the Cowboys loom. One comes from Dak Prescott’s $59.455 million fee in 2024. The other comes from the widespread expectation that Micah Parsons is expected to become the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history once the 2023 season is over.
Regardless, the possibility of Steele being kidnapped by another team in free agency has been eliminated.
The former Texas Tech player has made 45 regular season appearances with 40 starts. he is too Caught a touchdown pass in 2021.
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