Doug Free
Free with the Cowboys in 2010
No. 68     Dallas Cowboys
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-01-16) January 16, 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth: Manitowoc, Wisconsin
High School: Manitowoc (WI) Lincoln
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
College: Northern Illinois
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 122
Debuted in 2007 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Games played     65
Games started     55
Fumble recoveries     1
Stats at

Doug Free (born January 16, 1984) is an American football offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football at Northern Illinois University and high school for Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Professional careerEdit

Doug Free played his first NFL game late into the 2007 season against the Washington Redskins, in which he gave up one sack in the 27 - 6 loss.

Doug Free didn't play in the 2008 season, due to a back injury.

On November 15, 2009, Marc Colombo suffered a possible season-ending injury, a broken fibula on the second drive against the Green Bay Packers. Doug Free filled in the void and did not give up a sack in the 17 - 7 loss. Wade Phillips said on his press conference the next day that Doug Free "played just fine." Then stated that Free will finish out the season starting at RT.

After the April 1, 2010 release of starting left tackle Flozell Adams, Free was penciled in as the starting left tackle for the 2010 season.

During the 2010 season Doug Free exceeded most, if not all, expectations. In the first few weeks, he played very well against some of the league's best pass rushers, including Mario Williams and Julius Peppers. He ended the season regarded by most in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as the team's best, most consistent offensive lineman.

On July 26, 2011, the Cowboys and Free agreed to a four-year, $32 million contract, with $17 million guaranteed.[1]


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