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Report: Doug Free's Spot Safe For Now

Free is entering the third year of a four-year deal with Dallas



    It was all but assumed, by fans anyway, that underachieving right tackle Doug Free would be cut this offseason. Free is set to enter the third year of a four-year, $32 million deal, given to him on the back of an impressive 2010 campaign--big numbers for the level of play seen out of Free since.

    Add to the equation the Cowboys’ considerable cap concerns, and it’s understandable that such a great number of fans thought the Cowboys’ season-ending loss to the Redskins would be Free’s last game with Dallas.

    But according to a report by ESPN Dallas this week, Free’s spot with the team is safe, at least for now.

    Free could become expendable if the team drafts a tackle, but for now, it seems they think he is the best option opposite Tyron Smith. That said, Dallas would save $7 million against the cap is he is designated a post-June 1 cut, which is nothing to sneeze at considering that the team is currently just $175,000 under and all but handcuffed where free agency is concerned.

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