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Smith Glad to Have Free Back

RT Doug Free was brought back with a re-worked contract a couple weeks ago



    After a weeks-long impasse, the Dallas Cowboys and right tackle Doug Free were able to comes to terms on a re-worked deal that will keep Free in Dallas for the next two seasons at about half of what he was originally set to make. The team had previously told Free that he could either take the pay cut or risk being released.

    Left tackle, Tyron Smith, is glad it all worked out.

    It’s good to see one of our best come back,” Smith said this week, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s an important part of our group and he’s one of our leaders.”

    Smith has also been impressed by the Cowboys’ youngest lineman, first round selection and starting center-to-be, Travis Frederick.

    “He’s fit in pretty well,” Smith said. “He’s a pretty smart guy. He’s picking up on everything really fast. I’m proud of what he’s doing so far.”

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