Cowboys right tackle Doug Free is dealing with an injured right foot today, suffered in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s victory over the Seahawks in Seattle, but the team doesn’t believe the injury to be all that serious.
It looked kind of serious when it happened, though. Free was hurt in the scrum during a sweep by DeMarco Murray and stayed on the ground for some time afterward. Ultimately, Free needed the help of a team of trainers to get back to the Cowboys sideline.
Free was replaced by Jermey Parnell, who went on to provide a key block on the 15-yard touchdown run that gave the Cowboys the lead. No word if we’ll see Parnell again against the Giants next week, or if Free will be ready to go by then.
“Parnell came in and I knew this was going to be a pretty trying situation for him," owner Jerry Jones said, per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “I said, ‘Now, if he comes into this type of big play, big-time type situation and messes it up, then that might be par for the course.’ He came in and we were looking at him very carefully and he played well."
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