Tony Romo’s blind side will once again be protected by Doug Free in 2011. The Cowboys have agreed to terms with the 27-year-old veteran on a four-year, $32 million deal with $17 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Cowboys reportedly won a bidding war with Tampa Bay for Free. That despite the fact that Dallas is over the cap and the Buccaneers have about a billion dollars to spend before reaching the salary floor.
Plus, the money is reasonable for a young left tackle with a good reputation. Free wasn’t perfect last year, but it was his first full season as a starter.
And yeah, I realize that Romo missed a good chunk of 2010 after taking a massive hit from the blind side, but it should be stated that the hit came off a blitz and Free had his man tied up.
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