Doug Free

Date of Birth
Jan. 05, 1984
Northern Illinois
325 lbs


Doug Free is entering his seventh season with the Dallas Cowboys after a bounce-back 2013 season put his career back on track. Free, who has struggled with inconsistent play throughout his tenure in Dallas, shifted from left tackle to right tackle and was rated as one of the top players at his position, according to He accepted a salary cut to avoid being waived prior to 2013.

Early Years & College

Free was born in Manitowoc, Wisc., on Jan. 16, 1984. He attended Lincoln High where he earned All-State honors while playing both defensive tackle and tight end. He was named team captain and Defensive Lineman of the Year as a senior. After graduating, Free went to Northern Illinois University where he was a red-shirt freshman and third-string left tackle before earning...

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