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Cowboys' Martin could retire after 2024 season

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Dallas Cowboys guard Zack Martin could hang up his cleats after the 2024 season.

"I'm not saying 100%, but I think it's definitely in the realm of possibilities," Martin said about potentially retiring, per Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News. "And that's one thing I don't want to do. For myself, I don't want to be thinking, 'Oh, this is it. This is it.'

"I want to stay in the moment, and I want to play the best that I can play at this point and be the best right guard this team needs on a weekly basis. And then after the season, we'll figure out what's going on."

With nine Pro Bowl nods, seven first-team All-Pro berths, and two second-team All-Pro selections, Martin is one of the most decorated offensive linemen in NFL history. His only campaign without an All-Pro nod came in 2020 when he appeared in just 10 games.

Martin gave up four sacks and was flagged just three times in 2023, per PFF. The Cowboys' offense ranked fifth in yardage per game (371.6) and first in points per contest (29.9) last season.

Despite earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in 2023, the member of the Hall of Fame's All-2010 Team believes he could have performed better.

"I don't think I played honestly up to my standard last year, really," Martin said. "That's another reason why I want to finish this year strong, is I think I can play at a high level still. ... I've got a little chip on my shoulder to get back to that consistent, kind of dominant player that I've been."

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