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March 23, 2010

Free for the future

Flozell Adams turns 35 next month. He had 12 penalties and gave up eight sacks last season after giving up 7.25 sacks and getting 13 penalties the previous season. The Cowboys have a decision to make about his future.

With it being an uncapped year, teams have a "get-out-of-jail-free" card. They can cut veterans without worrying about the salary-cap implications. The two veterans most vulnerable are Adams and safety Ken Hamlin.

"We just have not addressed decisions of that nature," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando. "Mulled them over but just haven’t addressed it. Haven’t had to. It’s not been compelling. As we get closer to OTAs, as we get a read on how we do in drafting, when all of that comes to bear, then we’ll make some decisions if we’ve got to basically make room so to speak."


Jones stressed that both are on the roster and "have not made a decision as to them not being on the roster."


But Jones conceded that Doug Free is ready to play left tackle after starting seven games in place of Marc Colombo at right tackle. Free gave up one sack and had four penalties.


"If you look at his pluses, and what he does the best, it’s more left tackleish than it is right tackleish, which is good feet, runs good, moves good," Jones said. "You want everybody to be an anchor, but you don’t do it as much over there as you do on the right."


Jones also mentioned that guard Leonard Davis was a left tackle in Arizona.


All that being said, Adams still is on the roster, but for how long?


-- Charean Williams




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