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July 10, 2015 10:07 AM
Cowboys expect Free, McClain, Claiborne healthy for training camp
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

When the Cowboys kick off training camp next month, the team is expecting veterans Doug Free, Rolando McClain and Morris Claiborne to be healthy enough to participate, reports The Dallas Morning News.

All three have been limited during the offseason because of various aliments. Free dealt with a foot injury last season and Claiborne was bothered by a torn patellar tendon. Meanwhile, McClain is recovering from knee surgery in the offseason.

June 1, 2015 03:46 PM
Report: Cowboys lock up RT Doug Free to three-year deal
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Cowboys have agreed to a three-year contract extension with starting right tackle Doug Free, who will avoid free agency, reports Todd Archer of ESPN. The deal is worth $15 million and includes $6 million in guaranteed money, per the report.

Free, 31, taken in the fourth-round (122nd overall) of the 2007 draft, has been a full-time starter since 2010. He was limited to 11 games last season due to an left ankle injury, which required offseason surgery. He is expected to be at full health for training camp.

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June 1, 2015 03:46 PM
Report: Cowboys close to re-signing Doug Free
by Chris Cwik |

The Cowboys are close to re-signing offensive lineman Doug Free, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Free missed five games last season due to an ankle injury, but has started 82 games in total for Dallas since 2009. The rumored deal would keep Free off the free-agent market. The team has been adamant that re-signing Free was a major priority this offseason. 

June 1, 2015 04:11 PM
Cowboys offensive lineman Doug Free's contract is void
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The 2015 and 2016 contract years of Cowboys offensive lineman Doug Free became void Sunday, according to CBSSports.com's Joel Corry.

As a result, Free will become an unrestricted free agent when the 2015 league year starts March 10. The Cowboys will have a $3.98 million salary cap charge from the bonus proration associated with Free's 2015 and 2016 contract.

June 1, 2015 04:33 PM
Cowboys face decision between Doug Free, Jermey Parnell
by Larry Hartstein |

Cowboys starting right tackle Doug Free and backup Jermey Parnell are both headed to free agency. Free started 11 games and missed five others with foot injuries. Parnell started those five, plus the two playoff games, and Dallas didn't miss a beat.

“That’s another decision we have to make,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Jermey played really well and I think a lot of teams will throw on the tape and watch him play and probably a lot of people will consider him a starter.

“We’ll have to make a tough decision there with Doug and Jermey. Hopefully we’ll at least keep one of them.”

June 1, 2015 04:40 PM
Cowboys RT Doug Free to undergo ankle surgery
by Larry Hartstein |

Cowboys starting right tackle Doug Free will have surgery on his left ankle next week, reports the Associated Press. Free is scheduled to hit free agency after an eight-year run in Dallas.

He was limited to 11 games this season. The report said Free should be ready for offseason workouts.

June 1, 2015 04:44 PM
Cowboys announce inactives for divisional playoff game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Cowboys quarterback Dustin Vaughan, linebacker Keith Smith, linebacker James Anderson, tackle Doug Free, tackle Donald Hawkins, defensive end Kenneth Boatright and defensive tackle Terrell McClain were ruled inactive for Sunday's divisional playoff game at Green Bay.

June 1, 2015 04:46 PM
Cowboys list four defensive players questionable for Sunday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Cowboys listed a lengthy injury report that included four defenders listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers. Those included outside linebacker Anthony Hitchens (ankle), middle linebacker Rolando McClain (knee, concussion), defensive tackle Terrell McClain (ankle) and defensive end Jeremy Mincey (concussion). Tackle Doug Free (ankle) was the only player deemed doubtful for the game.

Meanwhile, the following players were labeled probable: Outside linebacker Bruce Carter (knee), tight end James Hanna (knee), guard Zack Martin (ankle), running back DeMarco Murray (hand), quarterback Tony Romo (back), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (shoulder) and safety Jeff Heath (thumb).

June 1, 2015 04:50 PM
Cowboys not expecting OT Free against Packers Sunday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

The Cowboys are planning to be without starting right tackle Doug Free for Sunday's game against the Packers in the divisional round of the playoffs, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Free has been dealing with an injured left foot and ankle which has forced him to miss the Cowboys' last three games. If he is unable to go, Jermey Parnell is likely to remain the starter for Dallas.

The Cowboys are currently 6 1/2-point underdogs against the Packers.

June 1, 2015 04:51 PM
Cowboys list inactives for Wild Card matchup vs. Lions
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Cowboys have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Lions: tackles Doug Free (ankle) and Donald Hawkins, quarterback Dustin Vaughan, linebackers Keith Smith and James Anderson, safety Jakar Hamilton and defensive end Kenneth Boatright.

Free was listed as doubtful to play in the first-round playoff game. Linebacker Anthony Hitchens (ankle) and defensive end Tyrone Crawford (illness) are both active after being listed as questionable. The Cowboys will have all nine players listed as probable available Sunday.

Dallas is a 6-point favorite at home against Detroit in the first-round playoff matchup.

June 1, 2015 04:53 PM
Cowboys list Doug Free as doubtful for Sunday against Lions
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Cowboys tackle Doug Free is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lions after not being able to participate in practice all week. 

Free has missed the Cowboys' last two games because of an ankle injury. Free and the Cowboys offensive line helped push running back DeMarco Murray to a league-leading 1,845 rushing yards on the season. 

The Cowboys are currently 6 1/2-point favorites against Detroit.

June 2, 2015 04:27 AM
Cowboys RT Doug Free still sidelined
by Larry Hartstein |

Cowboys starting right tackle Doug Free, who's missed two straight games with an ankle injury, was unable to practice Wednesday, reports the team's website. Jermey Parnell will start Sunday against the Lions if Free can't play.

Dallas is a 7-point home favorite.

June 2, 2015 04:32 AM
Cowboys announce Week 17 inactives
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Cowboys listed the following players as inactive for Week 17’s game against the Redskins: Dustin Vaughan, Jakar Hamilton, Rolando McClain, Dekoda Watson, Doug Free, Donald Hawkins and Josh Brent.

June 2, 2015 04:33 AM
Cowboys mostly healthy heading into Week 17 against Washington
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray, who was sent home with the flu Thursday, was able to participate fully Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Tackle Doug Free missed practice all week with an ankle injury and is doubtful. Linebacker Dekoda Watson has a hamstring injury and is out.

Tony Romo (back), Josh Brent (calf), Jeff Heath (thumb), Zack Martin (ankle), Rolando McClain (knee) and Bruce Carter (knee) are all listed as probable for Dallas.

The Cowboys are currently 5 1/2-point favorites on the road against Washington.

June 2, 2015 04:38 AM
RT Doug Free (ankle) among Cowboys' inactives
by Larry Hartstein |

Starting right tackle Doug Free (ankle) heads the Cowboys' list of inactives for Sunday's showdown against the Colts. Also sitting out are quarterback Dustin Vaughan, defensive back Jakar Hamilton, linebacker Dekoda Watson (hamstring), offensive tackle Tony Hills, offensive tackle Donald Hawkins, defensive end Kenneth Boatright and defensive tackle Josh Brent.

According to NFL Network, Free has a stress fracture in his foot. Jermey Parnell will start in his place.

June 2, 2015 04:39 AM
Report: Cowboys OT Doug Free has stress fracture in foot
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Sources indicated Cowboys offensive lineman Doug Free has a small stress fracture in his foot and has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Colts, according to the NFL Network.

Free was listed as doubtful with an ankle issue.

June 2, 2015 04:40 AM
Cowboys unveil lengthy injury report for Colts game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Cowboys have listed 11 players on its final injury report for Sunday's game against Indianapolis. Defensive tackle Josh Brent (calf, personal) and outside linebacker Dekoda Watson (hamstring) were ruled out for the game. Tackle Doug Free (ankle) is doubtful, and guard Zack Martin (ankle) and running back DeMarco Murray (hand) are questionable.

Meanwhile, the following players were labeled probable: Strong safety <span data-shortcode="annotation" data-id="2060094" data-text="Jeff Heath" data-canon="Jeff Heath" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_PLAYER" id="shortcode0"> (thumb), middle linebacker Rolando McClain (knee), defensive back Tyler Patmon (knee, ankle), quarterback Tony Romo (back), defensive end George Selvie (thumb) and quarterback Brandon Weeden (personal).

June 2, 2015 04:45 AM
Conflicting reports on Cowboys RT Doug Free's ankle injury
by Larry Hartstein |

While the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Cowboys right tackle Doug Free (ankle) is expected to misss the last two regular-season games, team owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan he has "every reason to believe" Free will play Sunday against the Colts.

Free missed the second half of the Week 15 win at Philadelphia, and was replaced by Jermey Parnell. "Doug has been working with this ankle, and it is a concern," Jones told the radio station. "I have every reason to believe, though, that by the time Sunday gets here that we'll be able to get him out there and get some play out of him.

"That's going to be the way this injury is probably for the rest of the year, to some degree," Jones added.

June 2, 2015 04:45 AM
Cowboys' Jones optimistic about Doug Free's Week 16 playing status
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday during an interview with 105.3 The Fan that he is concerned about tackle Doug Free's ankle injury, but he thinks Free will be ready to play Sunday against the Colts, per the team's official website.

Free was injured during Sunday's game against the Eagles and early reports have been he is expected to miss the rest of the regular season. Jones' comments obviously depict a much more optimistic outlook for Free.

June 2, 2015 04:45 AM
Cowboys RT Doug Free expected to miss end of regular season
by Larry Hartstein |

Cowboys right tackle Doug Free is expected to miss the last two regular-season games after leaving Sunday night's win over the Eagles with an ankle injury, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Free was replaced by Jermey Parnell.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/318
Birthdate:
01/16/1984
Age:
37
Hometown:
Manitowoc, WI, USA
School:
Northern Illinois
NFL Experience:
11
Awards: