Last night, the Dallas Cowboys agreed to a very reasonable 4 year, $32 million dollar contract with left tackle Doug Free.
Free, who was an unrestricted free agent, will get $17 million dollars of that deal guaranteed.
The deal is a great one for the Cowboys and it would appear that he gave the Cowboys a hometown discount based on much higher deals for offensive linemen in the NFL. The savings could give the Cowboys some added flexibility to go out and fill some other needs through free agency.
It was clear that Jerry Jones made re-signing Free a top priority, but this may spell the end for Marc Columbo’s days with the Cowboys.
After reports surfaced yesterday that Colombo would be released, further clarification said it was dependent on whether or not Dallas could retain Doug Free.
There is still a slim chance that we may be able to hang onto Colombo to give us some depth, if he is willing to restructure a new deal.
We’ll keep you updated.
That said, it’s certainly great news that we were able to keep Free who is emerging as a top talent on the Cowboys O-Line. Somewhere, Tony Romo smiled when he heard the news.