Doug Free lifted Barber way, way up there.
The Dallas Cowboys have checked off the top item on their offseason to-do list by retaining left tackle Doug Free.
Free will get $32 million over four years, with $17 million guaranteed, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal.
Now that they know Free will handle the left side of the offensive line, the Cowboys can get on with the rest of their offseason plans, primarily improving a defense that allowed the most points in franchise history.
Getting this deal done right away also means Free will join the rest of the team in reporting to training camp in San Antonio on Wednesday.