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Thu, 16 May 2013 17:21:35 -0700
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free's $3.5 million base salary in 2013 is fully guaranteed.
Thu, 16 May 2013 17:13:07 -0700
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free received a new two-year deal worth $7 million.
Thu, 16 May 2013 12:32:58 -0700
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free took a $3.5 million pay cut Thursday, May 16, and will stay with the team in 2013.
Thu, 16 May 2013 11:06:53 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys may make decision on OT Doug Free's future with the team before they start their organized team activities next week. The team would have to pay him his $7 million salary if he got hurt during the workouts.
Wed, 15 May 2013 19:26:21 -0700
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones reiterated Wednesday, May 15, that the team wants to keep OT Doug Free, but the team would like to reduce his salary. He is due to make $7 million in 2013, and he struggled during the 2012 season. "I think we're on the same page with (Free and his agent), as far as timing," Jones said. "We're positive. Hopefully he's positive and we're trying to work through it all. I don't want to speculate. We're working on getting it worked out with Free."
Sat, 11 May 2013 10:24:28 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones acknowledged the team is trying to renegotiate OT Doug Free's contract but said the team wants to keep Free. "I'd like to keep him," Jones said. "We think that Doug Free can be an important part of the team. He's been here. We know him. We think that with what we're doing in other parts of our offense, certainly in the offensive line, that this will bode well for him. So we think he can really be an asset to us."
Wed, 08 May 2013 05:44:40 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys are asking OT Doug Free to take a substantial pay cut of more than $2 million.
Fri, 03 May 2013 13:48:09 -0700
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free has the option to take a pay cut, and if he does not, he could be a post June 1 cut.
Fri, 03 May 2013 12:10:48 -0700
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free does not believe he will be on the roster as of June 1, according to a source. It does not appear like Free would be willing to accept a significant pay cut in order to stay with the team.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:45:53 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys really like and remain in contact with free-agent OT Tyson Clabo (Falcons). The club could cut OT Doug Free, potentially save money against the salary cap and upgrade. The Miami Dolphins hosted Clabo Tuesday, April 30, so the Cowboys will have competition.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 08:21:29 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said OT Doug Free's future with the team will largely depend on which direction the Cowboys go in the NFL Draft. Free reportedly will have to take a pay cut to return in 2013. "I think it's notable that we haven't said where we are and he hasn't said where he is relative to his status as we go into this draft," Jones said. "That's by design and certainly we wanted to see how and what we do in the draft ... If you draft a tackle, how does that impact a player like Doug, whether or not you move him around? I'm sure he's looking at it there as well."
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:16:43 -0700
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team is considering signing free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs). "He's obviously somebody that we're taking a look at," Jones said. Winston could be viewed as an option to replace OT Doug Free, who may be asked to take a pay cut.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:21:55 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have asked OT Doug Free to take a pay cut from the $7 million he is scheduled to make in 2013. The team likely would use that money to sign free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs).
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 10:47:59 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys likely will ask OT Doug Free to take a pay cut this offseason and probably would release him if he refused to accept the pay cut.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:17:27 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys will not restructure OT Doug Free's contract at this point.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:36:33 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys are expected to restructure OT Doug Free's contract in order to create some salary cap space.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 06:54:01 -0700
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free might have to compete with OT Jermey Parnell for the starting right tackle job - if he remains on the team at all. The Cowboys may still ask Free to take a paycut, or release him. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said a decision regarding Free will likely not be made prior to the NFL Draft.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:33:59 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys are not considering releasing OT Doug Free at this point. The team could consider releasing Free if they take an offensive tackle in the first two rounds of the draft.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:20:54 -0800
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free, CB Brandon Carr, DE Jason Hatcher, OG Nate Livings, QB Kyle Orton, CB Orlando Scandrick, DE DeMarcus Ware and TE Jason Witten may be candidates to restructure their contracts in order for the team to create some salary cap space.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:04:05 -0800
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team has consider moving OT Doug Free to guard next season but is not ruling out Free staying at offensive tackle.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:32:27 -0800
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team may retain OT Doug Free for the 2013 season despite costing $10,02 million against the cap. "I wouldn't rule Doug out," Jones said. When asked if the Cowboys would propose a pay cut to Free in order to remain with the team, Jones replied, "That's speculative."
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:43:09 -0800
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free and LB Dan Connor could both be cut this offseason to save the team about $10 million in cap space, according to Nick Eaton of DallasCowboys.com. The Cowboys are $20 million over the salary cap without re-signing any of their free agents.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 05:23:35 -0800
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free ($7 million) is likely to be a salary cap casualty in the offseason.
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 13:17:17 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys may consider releasing OT Doug Free this offseason because they like how OT Jermey Parnell performed when he played right tackle this season.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 13:22:16 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys are expected to continue their rotation of OT Doug Free and Jermey Parnell at right tackle in Week 17. Free played 35 offensive snaps in Week 16 while Parnell played 22, which was the lowest amount of plays Free played this season.
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 19:06:26 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys will continue to rotate OTs Doug Free and Jermey Parnell at right tackle in Week 15. The Cowboys have not said how long they will use the two players at the position.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:44:43 -0800
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free, who has committed eight false starts, six holds and has allowed seven sacks this year, may not be back next year unless he improves his play. He'll be owed a base salary of $7 million next year and the Cowboys could take a salary cap hit of more than $10 million, according to a league source. The team could turn to OT Jermey Parnell to replace Free. If Free does come back, he'll likely have to rework his deal.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 18:32:46 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys used a rotation of OTs Doug Free and Jermey Parnell at right tackle in the Week 14 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Both players shared first-team reps during practice last week. "Well we just wanted to give Jermey a chance," Garrett said Sunday, Dec. 9. "He has done a good job."
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 18:24:03 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Monday, Dec. 3, that he never considered benching OT Doug Free in favor of OL Jermey Parnell despite committing two penalties in the Week 13 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He struggled to contain Eagles DE Brandon Graham. "No," Garrett said. "Just keep battling in there. Doug's been a good player for us. The strength of their defense is those defensive ends. They can really rush the passer." Free leads the NFL with 13 penalties.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 07:33:00 -0700
Dallas Cowboys starting OTs Doug Free and Tyron Smith have combined for 12 penalties so far this season. Both Free and Smith have said they are playing below expectations.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:37:30 -0700
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free said he has not performed well in the first three games of the season which is hurting the running and passing game. "I haven't pass-protected well enough. We haven't run the ball well enough. That definitely contributes to what I've done," Free said. "I don't think I've done a good enough job and we got to get it fixed." Free has been called for six penalties so far.
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 08:51:14 -0700
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free said he continues to adjust as the team's right tackle. "I've definitely got a lot better than I was, but I'm still working on it," Free said. "Some of the pass protection stuff I just haven't found my rhythm yet. It's coming and I'll get there."
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:23:37 -0700
Dallas Cowboys OTs Doug Free and Tyron Smith will be the tackles, with Smith on the left side and Free on the right. That move by head coach Jason Garrett is expected to solve whatever problems the team had on the outside last season.
Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:18:54 -0700
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free said he has no problems with moving from left tackle to right tackle this season. Free said left tackle is probably his best position but has played on the right side before.
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:54:45 -0700
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free and CB Orlando Scandrick have agreed to restructure their contracts in order to save the team a combined $8.56 million in salary cap space.
Thu, 08 Mar 2012 18:45:01 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys may consider restructuring the contracts of OT Doug Free and CB Orlando Scandrick this offseason in order to create some salary cap space.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:51:50 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said OTs Doug Free and Tyron Smith will be switching positions during offseason workouts. Smith will now line up at left tackle and Free will be at right tackle.
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:42:04 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said moving OT Tyron Smith to left tackle and OT Doug Free to right tackle is a strong possibility for next season.
Sat, 07 Jan 2012 08:39:53 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys may decide to move OT Tyron Smith from right tackle to left tackle and OT Doug Free from left tackle to right tackle next season.
Fri, 23 Dec 2011 06:11:10 -0800
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free has been fined $7,500 by the NFL for hitting a defender in the back and below the knee on a running play in Week 15.
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 06:55:04 -0800
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free could switch to right tackle next season. Free has struggled at left tackle this season.
Fri, 25 Nov 2011 06:37:01 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys were penalized 11 times for 69 yards in Week 12. OT Doug Free had three false start penalties in the game.
Tue, 09 Aug 2011 11:50:42 -0700
Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier was moved from left to right guard in practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, due to a back injury to OG Montrae Holland (back). Kosier can now help OG Tyron Smith in pass protection. The move isn't expected to be permanent unless OG David Arkin can develop chemistry on the left side with OT Doug Free. Holland is unlikely to play in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 11.
Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:55:10 -0700
Dallas Cowboys rookie OT Tyron Smith has worked at left offensive tackle during the first few days of training camp. While it was assumed he would give way to OT Doug Free when he is able to practice next week, that may not be how it plays out. Head coach Jason Garrett said the situation is still playing itself out, and the team feels Smith has the tools necessary to play left tackle. Smith is more comfortable at right tackle, which is what he played the last few years at USC. Garrett said both Smith and Free will be worked at both right and left tackle.
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:33:35 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement with unrestricted free-agent OT Doug Free to re-sign with the club. The contract is worth $32 million and includes $17 million in guaranteed money.
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:05:22 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have the following unrestricted free agents to consider re-signing for the 2011 season: OT Alex Barron, DE Stephen Bowen, OT Doug Free, DE Jason Hatcher, WR Sam Hurd, OG Kyle Kosier, S Gerald Sensabaugh, DE Marcus Spears and LB Leon Williams.
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 19:42:23 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys apparently have a battle on their hands with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the services of free-agent OL Doug Free (Cowboys). The battle could push up the price Free is able to command.
Sat, 16 Jul 2011 23:03:22 -0700
Free-agent OT Doug Free (Cowboys) might be hard to re-sign, as it appears with the new collective bargaining agreement that he'll be an unrestricted free agent. The team might still be able to slap the franchise tag on him. If he is not brought back, rookie Tyron Smith might be used to protect QB Tony Romo's blindside. Free is most likely the team's first priority when the lockout is lifted.
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 08:28:07 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys are planning to reach a long-term deal with impending free-agent OT Doug Free once the lockout ends. "He'll be our No. 1 priority when things start up," executive vice president Stephen Jones said. "We want to sign Doug back." Owner/general manager Jerry Jones acknowledges that it will be significantly more difficult to keep Free if four-year veterans are allowed to become unrestricted free agents once a new labor deal is reached. "Under one set of circumstances, we've got to sign Free," Jones said. "Under another set, we may not be able to keep him. We'll see where we are."
Mon, 20 Jun 2011 07:05:54 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys would eventually like OT Tyron Smith to start at left tackle because he is a superior athlete. They would do it this year if they felt Smith was ready to make the switch. However, their inability to work with him has them thinking they might be better keeping him at right tackle for a year, and then flipping Smith and OT Doug Free down the road.