Tony Romo no longer has a five-time Pro Bowl left tackle protecting his blindside for the Dallas Cowboys.
Doug Free has taken over at left tackle after expensive
35-year-old Flozell Adams was released by Dallas in the offseason.
Free has started only seven NFL games, on the other side of the
line as an injury replacement last year. But the Cowboys don't seem
too concerned about the change going into a season with Super Bowl
Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten says the tenacity Free plays
with is contagious for the entire team. Coach Wade Phillips says
the 6-foot-6, 320-pound Free has plenty of confidence.
Free had played one quarter the previous two seasons before
appearing in every game last year.