Dalton Chase Schultz was born on July 11, 1996, he is an American football tight end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford.
Schultz attended Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah. Along with football, he played basketball for the Miners athletic teams. As a senior, he caught 31 passes for 512 yards and nine touchdowns.
For his high school career, he had 76 receptions for 1,120 yards and 12 touchdowns. He committed to play college football for the Stanford Cardinal in January 2014.
Schultz accepted a football scholarship from Stanford University. He did not see any action as a true freshman in 2014 and was redshirted.
In 2015 as a redshirt freshman, he played in all 14 games as a backup to Austin Hooper, catching 10 passes for 121 yards and one touchdown.
On March 17, 2020, it was announced in the media that Jason Witten would be leaving the Cowboys to sign with the Las Vegas Raiders, opening the door for Schultz to compete for the backup position behind Blake Jarwin. After Jarwin was lost for the year with an ACL injury suffered in the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams, Schultz took over the starting tight end position.
In Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, Schultz caught nine passes for 88 yards and his first career touchdown reception during the 40–39 comeback victory. Schultz exceeded expectations, becoming the fourth tight end in franchise history to have at least 60 receptions in a regular season (63) while collecting 615 receiving yards and four touchdowns, even though the Cowboys lost their starting quarterback Dak Prescott in Week 5 against the New York Giants.
The 2021 season would see Schultz have career highs in every statistical category, accumulating 78 receptions, 808 yards, and 8 touchdowns (tied for team lead). On March 8, 2022, the Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Schultz, worth $10.9 million.