Jerry “Skeptical” About Free's Status for Sunday

Doug Free hasn't practiced all week with an ankle injury

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones remains confident that right guard Zack Martin will be able to play in Sunday’s matchup with the Colts at AT&T Stadium, even after he missed Friday’s practice session. He’s a little less optimistic about Doug Free, who was also held out on Friday for the third day in a row.

"I'm a little skeptical we're going to have Free," Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan on Friday, via FOX Sports. "But let's see what the few days bring. We may get some of Free, and that may be worth giving him an active roster spot."

If Free can’t go, he’ll be replaced by Jermey Parnell, who took over the right tackle spot in the second half of last week’s win over the Eagles in Philadelphia.

"I like him, Jones said of Parnell. "I don't think anybody has a better swing, backup tackle, because he can play both tackles. I don't think there's a better backup situation in the NFL."

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