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Doug Free

Doug Free - #68 - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 325 lbs.
Birthday 01/06/1984
Birthplace Manitowoc, WI
College Northern Illinois
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 4th round, 23rd pick by Cowboys

Scout's Notebook: Cowboys ORT Doug Free

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of Cowboys ORT Doug Free.

Cowboys' OL problems deep rooted

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
The talk of the Cowboys’ offensive line issues has extended from August into September.

Remake of Cowboys' offensive line begins

Posted Feb. 26, 2012 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Cowboys already have decided on one change to their offensive line. More are in the offing.

Cowboys have to worry about offensive line

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
The Cowboys' defense was horrible Sunday night, but the offensive line might be a bigger longer-term concern.

Report: Cowboys agree to deal with OLT Free

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 12:13 a.m. ET
The Cowboys reached a four-year, $32 million agreement with OLT Doug Free, re-signing their top free agent.

Cowboys not only focusing on Free

Posted July 12, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m. ET
The longer the lockout has lingered, the greater the chances have become of OLG Kyle Kosier returning to the Cowboys.

Cowboys have contingency plan for rookie Smith

Posted June 22, 2011 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
The Cowboys very likely will throw first-rounder Tyron Smith out at right tackle the way a parent throws a kid in the deep end of the pool.

Cowboys want to lock up OLT Free

Posted April 27, 2011 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
The Cowboys say it has badly wanted to get on the horn with the agent for OLT Doug Free and keep him around a while longer.

Cowboys give OLT Free highest-level tender

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 6:51 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have given OLT Doug Free a first- and third-round one-year tender, the highest-level tender possible.

Cowboys' offensive line must receive facelift

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
OLT Doug Free quietly had a strong season, but the rest of the Cowboys' offensive line needs work.

Cowboys' problems run deeper than simple mistakes

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
It would be easy to write off the Cowboys' 1-3 start as a result of a lack of discipline, but Dallas also is suffering through some poor play by players who were thought to be key pieces.

Cowboys' Free faces crucial tests

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
The focus of attention in Dallas could turn predominantly toward OLT Doug Free, who faces two major tests in the next two games.

Insider: Randy Moss is smart player

Posted Aug. 30, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
Contrary to what the critics say, Patriots WR Randy Moss is a smart player, says an NFL insider in "Audibles," because he runs hard when the situation requires it.

Waters: Moving OLT Albert is bad idea

Posted April 04, 2010 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
The rumored plan of moving OLT Branden Albert to right tackle if the Chiefs draft a tackle early would be tantamount to having two inexperienced starters at the OT positions, says K.C. OLG Brian Waters in this week's ...

Cowboys likely won't blow up O-line

Posted Jan. 22, 2010 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The immediate reaction from the playoff loss was that the O-line must be the area the Cowboys must focus the most on improving in the offseason.


Posted July 27, 2011
The Dallas Cowboys have checked off the top item on their offseason to-do list by retaining left tackle Doug Free.||||||| Free will get $32 million over four years, with $17 million guaranteed, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal. Now that they know Free will handle the left side of the offensive line, the Cowboys can get on with the rest of their offseason plans, primarily improving a defense that allowed the most points in franchise history.
Posted Nov. 23, 2008
Free was inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers.||||||| Free, a fourth-round pick by the Cowboys in 2007, has played in one game during his career.