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Cowboys Try Free at Right Guard

Aright tackle by trade, Dallas tried Doug Free at guard on Tuesday

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    As our own Richie Whitt wrote on Wednesday, the Dallas Cowboys are struggling through injuries and an inability to find any depth help in free agency with their offensive line, trying their best to find the most effective combination of linemen going into the 2013 season.

    The latest experiment has Doug Free, the assumed starter at right tackle, working at right guard.

    The move was made on Tuesday, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas, and had Mackenzy Bernadeau--usually the first team right guard--moving to left guard, in place of Nate Livings and Ronald Leary, both of whom are recovering from knee surgeries.

    Jermey Parnell--who platooned with Free at right tackle down the stretch of the 2012 season--took first team snaps at that position in place of the displaced Free. Center Travis Frederick and left tackle Tyron Smith stayed put.

    It’s still too early to tell if this might be the alignment used by Dallas come Week One. But at the very least, they seem willing to consider it.

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