Found February 23, 2012 on
A much-speculated topic since the end of the season, tackles Tyron Smith and Doug Free will indeed be swapping sides when the Cowboys hit the practice field this summer, Jason Garrett confirmed.

Cowboys moving Tyron Smith to left tackle

According to Todd Archer of, the Dallas Cowboys have decided to move Tyron Smith to left tackle and Doug Free over to the right tackle for the 2012 season. Free did a pretty good job this past season on the left side, but when a team drafts a guy like Smith ninth overall, he should be good enough to play left tackle. Smith will certainly be tested in 2012, since he’ll...

Tyron Smith is moving to left tackle

The Cowboys made an expected switch to their offensive line official on Thursday. Tyron Smith, who had a strong rookie year at right tackle, will be the team’s starting left tackle next season. Doug Free will move back to right tackle. The move has been expected since the Cowboys took Smith ninth overall in the…

Chris Ewoldt of Hull, IA

If the best player available at No. 14 is a tackle, should the Cowboys draft him, even though they got Tyron Smith last year. After signing that big contract, Doug Free seemed to take a step backward.

Cowboys need Garrett to fill leadership void

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jason Hatcher has never been known for making headlines off the field, but he caused a bit of a stir last Friday when he couldn't answer a simple question. A local radio personality asked Hatcher to name the leaders on this Cowboys roster. "Dude. I gotta be honest with you: That's a good question. That's a good question," Hatcher...

Garrett: ‘We have a really good band of very good leaders’

INDIANAPOLIS – If defensive end Jason Hatcher is looking for leaders on the Dallas Cowboys, all he has to do is look at one of the players who lines up next to him, Jason Garrett suggested. “(Pro Bowl nose tackle) Jay Ratliff is a heck of a football player, and one of those leaders,” the coach said. “Someone was asking about leadership earlier. That’s a great leader....

Murray’s rehab going well, Garrett says

INDIANAPOLIS – Jason Garrett said Thursday he hopes running back DeMarco Murray will be able to participate in the entire offseason program. The Cowboys start their offseason workouts April 16. Murray’s rookie season ended Dec. 11 when he fractured an ankle in a 37-34 loss to the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium. Murray, who led the Cowboys with 897 rushing yards over just...

Garrett says Cowboys leadership 'very good'

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jason Garrett said the Dallas Cowboys have team leaders, and he pointed to Tony Romo, Jason Witten, DeMarcus Ware and Jay Ratliff as examples.

Progress Report

After letting go much of their core prior to the 2011 season, the Cowboys' focus has shifted to finding the right players as long-term replacements, Jason Garrett said on Thursday, among other things.

Stephen Jester Shreveport, LA

How involved do you think Jason Garrett is in free agency? Does he have a say on how salary cap dollars are used?
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