One of North Queensland's best young forward prospects, Ethan Lowe, will remain a Cowboy until the end of 2016 after securing a one-year contract extension.
After a turbulent 2014, Lowe has featured in the starting 13 every game this season and had become a consistent 80-minute player for coach Paul Green.
Cowboys football manager Peter Parr announced the contract extension on Friday, saying North Queensland was delighted Lowe had re-committed to the club.
"Ethan has a bright future in the game and we're delighted that he will continue his career with the Cowboys," Parr said.
The hard-running back-rower made his debut for the Cowboys against the Titans in Round 12 2013, and says he has relished his time at the club.
"It was a pretty easy decision really, it's where I'm going to be able to play my best football so I'm excited to stay," Lowe said.
"Everyone here knows the history of the club and I'm just proud to be a part of it.
"[Teammates played a] massive role, they're a great bunch of boys. I have a lot of very good friends here and it was an easy decision really."
Lowe has been a workhorse on the right edge for the Cowboys, averaging a team-high 36 tackles and 118 metres per game.
He noted on Friday the influence of coaching staff, particularly Green, on tightening up the deficiencies in his game.
"Being able to play in the side every week has definitely been a confidence boost so hopefully I can keep going and continue into next year."