The Dallas Cowboys have become the darlings of the NFL, a team everyone counted out in the offseason but somehow has turned into one of the best units in the league. Some of that credit goes to an offensive line that is absolutely mauling their opponents and running the football down their throats. Dallas has been lucky to have started the same five guys all year long but that looks like it's about to change.
Late in the Seattle game Doug Free went down with a sprained right foot. Sources at Valley Ranch are telling the Dallas Morning News that Free could miss up to three weeks with the injury, although they are hoping he will be back sooner than that. The Star-Telegram says it could be up to four weeks, but both reports note that Jason Garrett isn't ruling out Free for this week. That's probably just camouflage if sources are talking about a few weeks recovery time.
Free is having a respectable year playing right tackle and whatever time he misses will be filled in by reserve Jeremy Parnell. Parnell has only started a couple of games in his career. The Cowboys have leaned heavily upon their offensive line so far this season, it will be up to Parnell to help keep that going.