Cowboys could move Free to guard

AP

Some believe that Doug Free will no longer be the Cowboys’ left tackle.  But that doesn’t mean he’ll no longer be with the team.

Executive V.P. Stephen Jones said Monday that the Cowboys are considering moving Free from right tackle to guard.

“I’d never rule out anything,” Jones said, via the team’s official website.  “We’re looking at it.  We’re going to un-turn every stone to get better.  But I wouldn’t rule him out of tackle either.  He’s pretty versatile.  He’s smart.”

Free fell in the eyes of the team during the 2012 season, finding himself in a rotation at right tackle with Jermey Parnell.

Cutting Free would result in a fairly stiff cap hit, either this year or next year depending on whether it’s treated as a post-June 1 release.  But even if Free is cut in March with the June 1 designation, his 2013 salary still counts against the cap until June 1 comes and goes.