Cowboys sign OT Doug Free to three-year, $15M extension 

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a three-year contract extension with starting right tackle Doug Free, who will avoid free agency, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

The deal is worth $15 million and includes $6 million in guaranteed money, per the report.

Free, 31, taken in the fourth-round (122nd overall) of the 2007 draft, has been a full-time starter since 2010. He was limited to 11 games last season due to an left ankle injury, which required offseason surgery. He is expected to be at full health for training camp.

Free has spent his entire NFL career with the Cowboys and this contract will likely mean that he finishes his career in Dallas.

This signing is the 3rd free agent move that the Cowboys have already made in advance of the league year opening on Tuesday at 4pm. They’ve already franchise tagged WR Dez Bryant earlier in the week and re-signed WR Cole Beasley to a 4 year deal worth $13.6 million. Demarco Murray remains unsigned and will have the chance to test the free agency waters.

Free was a part of the offensive line that allowed the Cowboys to rush for 2,354 yards in the regular season which was second in the league behind only the Seattle Seahawks.

Cowboys planning to be without OT Doug Free vs. Packers

The Dallas Cowboys are planning to be without starting right tackle Doug Free for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round of the playoffs, the Dallas Morning News reports.

“It’s still going to be tough for Doug to play this week,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said. “He’s trying to get back but we’ll just have to see. We’re taking that week by week, but it’s an uphill battle for Doug to get back for this week.”

Free has been dealing with an injured left foot and ankle which has forced him to miss the Cowboys’ last three games. If he is unable to go, Jermey Parnell is likely to remain the starter Sunday.

Head coach Jason Garrett said he thought Parnell “held up fairly well” in this past Sunday’s game against a Detroit Lions stout defensive line.

“At times there was some push in the pocket,” Garrett said. “At times he didn’t block the guy who we wanted him to block. He fought well, battled well. As the game wore on, he probably played a little stronger.”


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- DOUG FREE TAKES PAY CUT TO STAY WITH COWBOYS - The stalemate between the Dallas Cowboys and left tackle Doug Free is finally over.

Free will remain with the Cowboys as he has agreed to a pay cut as part of a new two-year contract that wi…ll pay him $7 million in 2013 and 2014, Ian Rapoport of reports.

Only his $3.5 million salary in 2013 is guaranteed making it essentially a one-year deal.

Free, who started 48 games for the Cowboys, was scheduled to make $7 million in 2013 as part of a four-year, $32 million deal he signed in 2011.

The Cowboys have always wanted Free to return to the team in 2013 and continue to compete with Jeremy Parnell at right tackle. But they were not going to pay him $7 million to do so.

If Free hadn’t agreed to a pay cut, he would have been released.

In the end both sides got something out of deal as it was unlikely Free would have gotten $3.5 million guaranteed for next season on the free agent market, especially at this late date.

The Cowboys were able to clear salary room to so they could possibly pursue other free agents or even give one of their players a contract extension.

The Dallas Cowboys have signed Offensive Tackle Doug Free to a 4 year $32 million dollar contract with $17 million guaranteed. With the Cowboys signing Doug Free to a new contract does this mean that the Cowboys are out of the hunt for Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha?

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Cowboys OT Free to miss 3-4 weeks

Dallas Cowboys right tackle Doug Free will miss 3-4 weeks with a fractured foot, owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan.

Jermey Parnell replaced Free on Sunday at Seattle and played well.

Free has started 77 consecutive games, but his streak now is in jeopardy. The Cowboys have four games remaining before their bye week, including a Nov. 9 game in London against Jacksonville.

Free sprained his right mid-foot with 3:23 left in Sunday’s victory over the Seahawks on a 6-yard run by DeMarco Murray.

Jermey Parnell, who has two career starts, replaced Free and helped pave the way for Murray’s 15-yard touchdown run on the next play.

Parnell played five snaps, with Free returning for the victory formation kneel down to end the game.

Parnell will make his first start Week 7 against the Giants.


Meet new Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Chaz Green

Meet new Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Chaz Green

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Meet new Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Chaz Green.

Height, Weight: 6-foot-5, 314 pounds

Rankings: considered Gregory the No. 16 offensive tackle on the board and the No. 191 overall player on the board. Both and rated Green as a fifth- or sixth-round pick.

The skinny: Athletic, heady player with potential position versatility. His foot quickness and movement…

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Meeting Dallas Cowboys' First Round Draft Choice Zack Martin

Meeting #DallasCowboys’ First Round Draft Choice #ZackMartin

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Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame was the Dallas Cowboys first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft

By Matthew Postins

Meet Zack Martin

The Dallas Cowboys selected Notre Dame Offensive Lineman Zack Martin with their first round (No. 16 overall) selection on Thursday night. Find out more about him below:

Height, Weight: 6-foot-4, 308 pounds

Rankings: CBSSports.comconsidered Martin the…

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