Doug Free is leading the league in penalties with 14 and has, at some points anyway, looked a bit like a turnstile at right tackle, but Jerry Jones hasn’t lost any faith in the man. The Cowboys’ owner and general manager feels pretty good about Free moving forward, as evidenced by his remarks on 105.3-FM “The Fan” today.
“I think that, first of all, we put some pressure on our tackles,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “A lot of play action helps your tackles. Some of the things we do in our passing game, we ask a lot of our tackles. So you got to take that into consideration.
“The other things is, I just think that Doug Free’s biggest asset is quick feet. You can make a case, believe it or not, that he plays better left tackle than he does right tackle. Be that as it may, he should be an outstanding right tackle. A couple years back we had him in the top five to 10 tackles in the league. I think that we can see that from him.
“I know that he’s got his eye on the ball, figuratively speaking, and he’s not going to quit. We’ve got another player out there that’s really got a lot of upside that has played well when he’s had an opportunity and that’s Jermey Parnell, so I think we’re in good shape at tackle.”
Mind you, the Cowboys have allowed 28 sacks in 2012.
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