Cowboys’ Doug Free moved to guard

According to the Dallas Morning News,  Cowboys offensive lineman Doug Free was practicing at right guard on Wednesday.

Dallas head coach Jason Garrett gave the media a reason for Free’s move.

“With the injury situations we have had up front, we are just looking at different combinations,” Garrett said.

This, however, was more than a minor adjustment. The Cowboys rearranged their row of blockers, slotting Jermey Parnell at right tackle and moving guard Mackenzy Bernadeau to the left side, where he was sandwiched between Tony Romo’s blindside protector Tyron Smith and rookie center Travis Frederick.

“I thought Doug did a great job today,” Frederick said. “I think everybody throughout this camp has done a good job at handling the switching around and things like that because there have so many different changes and so many different lineups.”

Garrett wouldn’t say whether the move is permanent.

“Too early to tell,” he said. “I don’t know.”

He continued, “We’re mixing guys all over the offensive line with the ones and the twos just to see what fits and really to be able to function in practice.”



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