Houston Texans add Dallas Cowboys star and young running back in NFL free agency

As they prepare for the 2023 NFL Draft, the lowly Houston Texans continue to find reinforcements in free agency.

According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, Houston has signed Dallas Cowboys star tight end Dalton Schultz to a one-year contract that could be worth up to $9 million with incentives.

Interesting enough, this signing comes one day after Houston dealt star wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the aforementioned Cowboys for two draft picks It looks like these Texas-based teams are exchanging skill-position players. That included the Texans signing former Dallas wide receiver Noah Brown earlier in free agency.

As for the signing of Dalton Schultz, it’s no small thing for whoever is going to be under center in Houston next season. The former fourth-round pick from Stanford is still only 26 years old and has played pretty well over the past three seasons.

  • Dalton Schultz stats (2020-22): 198 receptions, 2,000 yards, 17 TD, 70.2% catch rate

It’s the 70% catch rate that stands out. Having someone who can consistently catch the ball between the hashes will be big for an unnamed rookie quarterback likely to take starter reps for the Houston Texans next season. They boast the No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and are obviously targeting a signal caller.

With new head coach DeMeco Ryans calling the shots, these Texans have continued to add skill-position talent to the mix.

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It was before free agency even officially opened that Houston added veteran wide receiver Robert Woods to the mix. It also signed reserve running back Mike Boone before more recently picking up ball-carrier Devin Singletary from the Buffalo Bills in NFL free agency.

We don’t really expect Houston to contend in 2023. But with these new additions, things are certainly looking better for the Texans. In particular, the signings of Schultz and Singletary will have an impact on offense moving forward.

It’s now all about the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft for the Texans. Including its own selection (No. 2 overall), Houston boasts the Cleveland Browns’ first-round pick (12th overall).

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