By now I’m sure every Dallas Cowboys fan is sick and tired of hearing about the situation with right tackle Doug Free. Will he or won’t he is the biggest question, followed closely by will the Cowboys release him if he refuses to take the pay cut? The questions have been the same for weeks, but there still hasn’t been an answer.
Thankfully, it appears as though we may finally see the end of the rainbow on this storm of a situation. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said today; “I think we’re on the same page with (Free’s agent Jimmy Sexton) and Doug as far as the timing.”
Although that doesn’t seem to give a clear answer, Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com reports that we’ll have a resolution to the situation by the Cowboys’ first full workout, Organized Team Activities, which begin next week. This appears to be the home stretch in an awkward situation that should have been resolved long ago.
This is good news for Cowboys fans who are sick and tired of hearing about Free and the Cowboys inability to make a decision concerning him. The drama between the two parties has gone on long enough and it may have cost the Cowboys a chance at signing a better player in Tyson Clabo. If the tug of war drags on any longer the Cowboys might miss out on another option to upgrade their offensive line, or it could stop the team from investing valuable time and coaching on Jeremy Parnell.
Any way you look at it, the situation just needs to end. The questions need to stop and the Cowboys need to know which direction they’re headed in for 2013. The quickest way to do that is resolve the situation with Doug Free.