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Dallas Cowboys pick up Zack Martin's fifth-year option

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Another no-brainer fifth-year option was picked up this week.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday the Cowboys officially picked up the 2018 option for OL Zack Martin, per NFL Players Association records. The team officially announced the move shortly after.

It's a move Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones indicated in January would happen -- it's now official.

The No. 16 pick in 2014, Martin has been one of the best guards in the NFL since the moment he stepped into the league. The 26-year-old hasn't missed a start in three seasons, has earned a Pro Bowl bid each year and was selected first-team All-Pro twice (was second-team All-Pro the other year).

Martin's 2018 salary is expected to be about $9.3 million. Given what Kevin Zeitler and T.J. Lang made on the open market, that's a bargain for the Cowboys.

With Martin's contract picked up the next two seasons, and Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick both locked down well past 2020, Dallas has built a solid wall in front of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott for years to come.

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