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Writer believes Cowboys will be fine with Free
Posted Apr. 07 at 09:40 PM
Flozell Adams has started every game for the Cowboys in 10 of the past 11 seasons; in half of those, he went to the Pro Bowl. So it's not surprising that some fans are worried about the situation at left tackle following his release. At least one local columnist, however, believes the team will be OK without Adams.
Jean-Jacques Taylor, a columnist for the Dallas Morning News, says incumbent replacement Doug Free can handle the position. Free started seven games on the line late last year when right tackle Marc Colombo was hurt.
Taylor notes that Free will work against DeMarcus Ware in practices, and if there's a problem at the position, it will soon be obvious.
Another of the newspaper's writers, by the way, notes that most of the people producing mock drafts don't think too highly of Free. According to his review of different projections, nine of 11 mocks have the Cowboys using their top pick on a left tackle.
Which is interesting, since the Cowboys last used a first-rounder on a tackle in 1981, well before Jerry Jones purchased the team. Neither writer, then, believes it will happen this year, either.
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