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Report: Dallas Asks Free To Take $2M Cut

The Cowboys want to keep Doug Free around, but not at his current salary

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    We’ve known for some time now that the Dallas Cowboys have asked right tackle Doug Free to either take a pay cut or risk being released. Now, we have an idea of just how big of a cut Dallas is asking of Free.

    Per the NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport, the Cowboys are asking Free to take a cut of upwards of $2 million. Between his bonus and his base salary, Free currently will count around $10 million against the cap. His base of $7 million would make him the highest paid right tackle in football.

    As Rapaport went on to point out on Twitter, Dallas seems to have all the leverage here, as the longer Free waits, the fewer options he has.

    Last year, Free struggled mightily and ended the season splitting time with Jermey Parnell, making it abundantly clear that Free doesn’t exactly deserve to make more than any right tackle in the league. That said, Dallas seems to want to keep him around.

    Maybe just not at $7 million a year.

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