Originally written on Silver and BlueBlood  |  Last updated 10/25/14

IRVING, TX - AUGUST 9: Andre Gurode #65 ,Kyle Kosier #63 and Doug Free #68 of the Dallas Cowboys walk to the line during the preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Texas Stadium on August 9, 2007 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Is Doug Free? Will the Cowboys release Doug Free after signing him to a big contract a couple of years ago? The answer is not as simple as it sounds. Your Dallas Cowboys have some big fish to fry before the season begins: They have changed from the 3-4 to the 4-3 on defense. With Anthony Spencer, the team’s leading tackler from 2012, a free agent, the Cowboys need to either franchise him (which will cost roughly $10 million), sign him to a long-term contract or move on. Before they decide what to do with Spencer, they have to decide whether he will be effective as a defensive end in a 4-3 versus his natural position as a 3-4 outsider linebacker. They have to address a porous offensive line that gave up 36 sacks (how did Romo survive?) and produced a paltry average of 3.6 yards per carry on the ground. They are currently $30 million over the cap. One place the Cowboys may look for cap relief is at right tackle. Two years ago, after Doug Free had a breakout year at left tackle, the ...
5 Comments:
  • I'm sure they would like to but its really a money issue. If Free agrees to take less money they will keep him. He would be a good back up but only if he takes a pay cut.
  • Don't worry Cowboy fans, you have the leagues best GM to get you out of this mess. Just ask him, he will confirm what I'm saying. Don't worry that he is the same GM that bid against himself and signed Free to a contract that no other team in the league would ever consider. This is just another one of JJ's brain dead moves. My suggestion to all Cowboys fans.... become ex-fans, pick another team to support, give NO money to JJ's Arlington Turd and hope he is moved to an assisted living facility for alzheimers patients before he runs this organization into the ground. (Crap... it's already to late for that)
  • The boys have the worst GM since Al Davis. Davis ran off all the FOOTBALL guys and then he showed the world what a genius he was, well Jer is doing the same thing. No line, offensive or defensive, no running game, no passing game and 10 players that have 85% of the CAP money. What a quick mind........Jer needs to go on vacation and let the COACHES do their job.
  • Once again, JJ's failure as a player evaluator strikes again. Doug is a good guy but really made his name on the basis of one or two downfield blocks a couple of years ago that showed up on TV replays. And maybe the move to right tackle not so good for him?? Decent player as a fill-in but not so good as a full time starter where weaknesses show up all the time. But clearly the blame here goes to Jerry the Ego. Jerry strikes again.
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