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IN THE TRENCHES: Cowboys experimenting with Doug Free at right guard

IRVING, Texas — Dallas Cowboys starting right tackle Doug Free took some snaps at right guard in front of the media during Wednesday’s practice. Free has never played guard in the NFL, college or high school and said the biggest challenges are “the proximity to them (defenders) and the angle to the quarterback.” The Cowboys […]

DON’T WRITE HIM OFF, JUST YET: Doug Free spent the spring putting in time for training despite the uncertainty about his future

IRVING, Texas – The question of whether Doug Free will be a Dallas Cowboy has mercifully been answered – what about the question of what to do with him? Free agreed to a new, smaller contract last week after an offseason of speculation brought on by a forgettable 2012 season. The former $8 million offensive […]

ROSTER RESOLUTION: Dallas Cowboys right tackle Doug Free agrees to pay cut (updated)

Dallas Cowboys right tackle Doug Free has agreed to a pay cut that will allow him to remain with the team. Free’s new deal calls for him to receive $7 million over two years, but only his $3.5 million salary in 2013 is guaranteed. Free was scheduled to make $7 million in 2013 as part […]

ROOKIE MINI-CAMP UPDATE: Jerry Jones undergoes eye surgery | Doug Free contract discussion | More

IRVING – Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Friday he’s recovering nicely from recent surgery to repair his left retina. Jones, 70, had the surgery Wednesday. “It’s fine, it went very well,” Jones said while wearing dark glasses as he spoke with reporters at the team’s rookie camp (click HERE or on the photo above […]

SETTING THE BAR: Doug Free’s price tag should hinge on incentives or escalators

IRVING, Texas – Whether Doug Free is a member of the Dallas Cowboys in 2013 or not, Baltimore might have come up with the price tag on whoever plays right tackle for the club this season. The Ravens re-signed left tackle Bryant McKinnie to a two-year deal worth a maximum of $7 million, according to […]

DALLAS COWBOYS BREAK: Team options when it comes to right tackle Doug Free

Cowboys Break: What To Do With Free? (Click HERE to play video or listen) Join Bryan Broaddus and Ed Cahill as they discuss the Dallas Cowboys options when it comes to Doug Free in the coming weeks. (Duration – 59:56)

LINEMAN IN LIMBO: No guarantee that right tackle Doug Free remains in 2013

PHOENIX – Starting right tackle Doug Free‘s status with the Dallas Cowboys is secure for now. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones didn’t dispute that Monday afternoon; however, he did say that “it’s not guaranteed” that Free will return in 2013. Free didn’t lose his starting job last season, but he shared playing time in […]

IN THE TRENCHES: Doug Free, Jermey Parnell respond well to rotation at right tackle

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Doug Free (68) and Jermey Parnell (78) responded well to a rotation at right tackle. They alternated series Sunday in the win against the Bengals. After Free played the first series, Parnell came in at right tackle for the second series. It became clear when Free was not receiving treatment […]

BATTLE IN THE TRENCHES: Jason Garrett wants Doug Free to keep fighting, line got better later in the game

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he did not consider benching right tackle Doug Free in Sunday night’s game against the Eagles. “No. Just keep battling in there,” Garrett said, asked if the team considered replacing Free after halftime. Free gave up a sack and a half, had a holding penalty and had another holding penalty […]

O-LINE CHANGES: Doug Free moving to right tackle, says this is the best time to make changes

Doug Free said the move back to right tackle is going well for him, and that this is the time to do it. “It’s nice doing it in the offseason. Everybody’s got a chance to figure it out, go through training camp, compared to doing it during the season,” he said Wednesday at the Dallas […]

Expectations soar for Tyron Smith, Doug Free

Let’s not forget where we were about this time last year. And because of the lockout, it went all the way to late July. But if memory serves, everyone was all worried about the Cowboys possibly losing Doug Free to another team in free agency. The return of the salary cap had people all worried […]

2012 SHIFT: Tyron Smith seems likely to switch sides with Doug Free

Tyron Smith began his college career as a backup left tackle, but he never started a game there at USC. He instead became one of college football’s top tackles while starting two years on the right side. Smith started all 16 games at right tackle for the Cowboys in his rookie season, too, but Dallas […]

PENALTIES: Doug Free works to cut down on negative plays

IRVING — Cowboys starting left tackle Doug Free struggled at times this season. He’s tied with the NFL lead for four holding calls with St. Louis left tackle Rodger Saffold. In his first year as the left tackle last year, Free was called for nine penalties for 55 yards. “Penalties are definitely things that bother players,” Free […]

Doug Free ‘also’ saves the day for the Dallas Cowboys

Tony Romo saved the day. And Jesse Holley too. But Doug Free hasn’t gotten credit for his part in making the Cowboys’ 27-24 overtime victory happen. Receiver Miles Austin already was gimpy with his hamstring injury when Jason Garrett called for Austin to take a running play on third-and-two from the 49ers 28 with 49 seconds to […]

2015-2016 DALLAS COWBOYS: Roster Update–Free Agent activity

Here’s the latest updates on the Dallas Cowboys players involved in NFL free agency this season. Six players have been lost while six have been added. Eight players have been retained from the Dallas Cowboys 2014-2015 squad. Nine players remain in limbo.

2015-2016 DALLAS COWBOYS: GM swaps DM’s–From DeMarco Murray 2 Darren McFadden | Scouting Report–Then & Now | The Fiscal Free-Agency Formula | Jerry Jones official statement | RB ROPES RIVAL–DeMarco Murray officially a wealthy Philadelphia Eagle

2015 DALLAS COWBOYS: Trust in Dustin–QB Plans | All aboard the McClain train | Think OT-Reinforcing Romo’s wall | Free-Agency solutions | Offseason LB decisions | Combine notes

THIS WEEKS FREE AGENCY FRENZY: The dollars n’ sense of the Dallas Cowboys NFL Salary Cap | 2014 NFL Free Agent Review

IRVING, Texas – First the good news. As expected the Dallas Cowboys successfully ducked under the NFL salary cap last week despite all the consternation being made out there. By this afternoon they still had roughly $7 million of cap space, and by June 1 they will add another $5.5 million when the release of […]

FORGET FREE AGENCY: Dallas Cowboys $175K under salary cap

After all the moves made by the Cowboys the last two weeks, the organization is roughly $175,000 under the salary cap as free agency begins tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon. So what does that mean? The Cowboys basically can’t do anything in free agency or sign their draft picks. So more financial moves are needed. The team […]

NFL Free Agency

2015 DALLAS COWBOYS FREE AGENT LIST Here’s the latest updates on the Dallas Cowboys players involved in NFL free agency this season. Eight players have been lost while fourteen have been added. Eleven players have been retained from the Dallas Cowboys 2014-2015 squad. Three players remain in limbo. UPDATED: April 21, 2015 Unrestricted Free Agent: Pos. Status […]

DALLAS COWBOYS OTA UPDATE: McClain in Pain, Hitchens Hobbled | Press-Packed Presser | Green in the green | Cowboy Buzz–Live sideline OTA reactions & comments | Purple Proposition

There was a packed house for Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett’s OTA’s opening press conference. Listen (or download) the full MP3 from the new Dallas Cowboys Audio Archives page featured here on your The Boys Are Back website.  

THE BOYS ARE BACK: America’s Team kicks off OTAs | OTA Preview Dallas Cowboys offense & defense | 2015 Dallas Cowboys spring roster

IRVING, Texas – The pads won’t come on until training camp in a little over two months, but the Dallas Cowboys veterans and rookies inched closer with voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) getting underway today (Tuesday). 

HOW ‘BOUT THEM WOWBOYS?: Dallas Cowboys make sure La’el Collins has his moment in the sun; Rookie’s inspirational message sends shockwaves around Cowboys Nation | The trade-bait debate | A true-blue must-see video

Wow. What else can you really say about what has happened here this week, particularly on Thursday afternoon at Valley Ranch.