Zachary Edward Martin is an American football offensive guard for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). Born on November 20, 1990, he played college football at Notre Dame and was drafted 16th overall by the Cowboys in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has made six Pro Bowls and been selected to six All-Pro teams.
In the 2014 NFL Draft, there was speculation that the Dallas Cowboys would select quarterback Johnny Manziel if he was available. Instead, the team had targeted linebacker Ryan Shazier, who ended up going to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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With the 16th pick of the first round the Cowboys drafted Martin with the intention of converting him to an offensive guard.
Zack was named the starter at right guard from the first day of Organized Team Activities in the preseason, replacing Mackenzy Bernadeau, who had been the starter in the previous two years. His addition contributed to the offensive line becoming arguably the best in the league.
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In 2020, Martin made his first career start at right tackle due to injuries across the offensive line. On December 7, 2020, Martin was placed on injured reserve with a calf strain. He was activated on January 2, 2021.
In 2021, On September 5, 2021, it was announced that Martin was ruled out for the 2021 season opener due to testing positive for COVID-19.