More than three weeks after asking him to either take a pay cut or risk being released, the Dallas Cowboys got their answer from right tackle Doug Free this week and it looks like the veteran will be sticking around.
According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, Free has agreed to take a pay cut in order to remain with the team, and it’s a pretty big pay cut. Originally, Free was scheduled to make $7 million in 2013--the highest base salary for any right tackle in the league--and $8 million in 2014.
Now, he’ll make $7 million for the next two seasons combined.
This is the outcome the Cowboys have wanted all along. The team has insisted that they wanted Free back and that they were encouraged by his play down the stretch last year as he platooned with Jermey Parnell. They just didn’t want to pay such an insanely high price for him.
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