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Dallas Awaiting Answer From Free

The Cowboys asked RT Doug Free to take a pay cut two weeks ago

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A few weeks ago, the Dallas Cowboys asked the high-priced and (at least last year) underachieving right tackle Doug Free to take a pay cut. According to owner and general manager Jerry Jones, the team still doesn’t have an answer from the veteran.

“We don’t have a deadline. We’re working on this thing. He’s working out. We’re fine with that,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “But let’s be realistic. We will be right on this thing as we roll of this draft. We’ll get right on it with Free.”

Just about two years ago, Free signed a four-year, $32 million deal. His base salary this year is a league-high for his position, at $7 million, but he struggled mightily in 2012 and ended the season platooning with Jermey Parnell.

Jones said over the weekend that the two sides could meet as early as this week.

“I don’t have a specific time,” Jones said. “I just know sooner rather than later.”

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