- Ed Werder reports that Free has agreed to reduce his salary by 50 percent.
Free, 29, was set to make $7 million for the upcoming season and given his recent struggles, it’s hard to justify that kind of money. Free will now make $3.5 million in 2013. Dallas showed some interest in free agent right tackles such as Eric Winston and Tyson Clabo, but it appears as though they used this as leverage to get Free to reduce his salary.
Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Cowboys are trying to get RT Doug Free to agree to a “substantial” pay cut. Rapoport adds that the Cowboys are trying to draw the situation out as they believe “time (is) on their side.”