With Doug Free sticking around, Cowboys QB Tony Romo won’t find himself on his backside that much.
The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly re-signed starting RT Doug Free to a three-year deal that will keep the team’s dominant offensive line in place for the next few years.
ESPN NFL Nation reporter Todd Archer reported on Saturday morning that the Cowboys had reached the deal with Free on a three-year deal. Archer reported that the deal is worth $15 million.
Cowboys have a three-year deal with Doug Free.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 7, 2015
Free was one of the underrated members of the Cowboys offensive line in 2014 which paved the way for RB DeMarco Murray to lead the league in rushing yards en route to NFL Offensive Player of the Year honors. LT Tyron Smith, G Zach Martin and C Travis Frederick were all named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams.
A fourth-round draft pick by the Cowboys in 2007, Free has started 75 out of the last 80 games dating back to 2010. Free missed five games in 2014, his first missed games of any sort since 2008.
With Free starting on the right side, the Cowboys went 9-2 in 2014 – in games he missed, the Cowboys went just 3-2 and RB DeMarco Murray had several of his season-lows in yards/carry.