Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/18/14

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)
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Having failed so miserably at right tackle that he had to take a pay cut to remain with the Cowboys, Doug Free tried out a new position Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals. And for a guy who hadn't played guard at any level of his football career, Free actually flirted with competence. It remains to be seen whether the Cowboys will open the regular-season with this revamped line because they're still hoping Ron Leary (knee) will return in time to start at left guard. But Free certainly gave the team something to ponder. In reality, they've been thinking about making this move for a long time. The signings of Mackenzy Bernadeau and Nate Livings during the 2012 free-agency period have not worked due to injuries and poor play. Free told a large group of reporters after the game that he wouldn't talk until he'd watched film of Saturday's game. Fortunately, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has such a keen eye that he's not beholden to time-consuming film study. "If by ...
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