The conventional wisdom all offseason: The Cowboys offensive line was solid, except for that big question mark at left tackle, Doug Free.
The reality of the first three games: The aging Cowboys offensive line has issues. Except for their one young guy, Doug Free.
had confidence, but I’m not sure you’d say, ‘Hey, he might be in the
Pro Bowl’ or something. But he might be. He’s a good player,” coach Wade Phillips said on Monday.
Phillips added that Free has been the team’s best offensive lineman despite facing Julius Peppers and Mario Williams. He’s given up no sacks and only one tackle. (Tony Romo has only been sacked once overall.) Free gets help, but not as much as you think, according to ESPNDallas’ Calvin Watkins.
You criticize the Cowboys for not developing younger, better depth elsewhere on the line. But the decision to dump Flozell Adams for Free looks like a wise move.