It has been more than two weeks since the Dallas Cowboys told Doug Free to take a pay cut or risk being cut, and Jerry Jones said that the team could hear something from Free’s camp as early as this week. But as of Thursday afternoon, according to sources in contact with ESPN Dallas, there has been no progress to this end.
Dallas has expressed interest in at least two veteran tackles, former Viking and Raven Bryant McKinnie and former Texan and Chief Eric Winston. But we’ve heard little about Winston beyond that Dallas was interested and McKinnie re-signed with the Ravens on Thursday.
The Cowboys would save $7 million--Free’s 2013 base salary, the highest of any right tackle in the game--if they cut him, but that money wouldn’t come available until June 1. The team has suggested that they’re interested in keeping Free, but they seem to understand that $7 million is a lot to pay for a man who ended 2013 splitting reps with Jermey Parnell.
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