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Ex-Cowboy Jermey Parnell Adjusting to Jacksonville Heat

Parnell signed a five-year, $32 million deal with the Jaguars last month

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    Now a Jaguar, former Cowboys offensive tackle Jermey Parnell is learning a new team and a new offense for the first time since he arrived in Dallas as a free agent in 2010, but what seems to be bothering him most isn’t the newness of it all, but the heat in Jacksonville.

    "I keep saying it--the weather," Parnell said when asked about the biggest adjustment he’s making this year, per FOX Sports Florida.

    Parnell spent four and a half seasons with the Cowboys, eventually emerging as a swing tackle of such a caliber that Jerry Jones once called his presence as a back-up one of the greatest luxuries he’s known in his time as owner. Last year, he started five regular season games and two playoff games when starting right tackle Doug Free was injured, and did well enough to earn a five-year, $32 million deal in free agency this offseason from Jacksonville, where he’ll help protect their franchise quarterback-of-the-future Blake Bortles.

    "I don't want to get into the schematics, but the offense is good," Parnell said. "We're learning it every day. There's a lot of diversity in it.”