It doesn't come as a surprise that Jermey Parnell will be signing with another NFL team and not the Dallas Cowboys. Once the Cowboys inked a deal with right tackle Doug Free for three years and $15 million, the writing was on the wall. The Cowboys chose Free, so Parnell chose the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to multiple sources, Parnell has told those close to him that he will sign with the Jags once free agency opens officially on Tuesday. Parnell's deal is richer than Free's, a reported five years and $32 million.
Parnell came to the Cowboys in 2010 as a basketball player trying to make it as a football player. He spent a year on the New Orleans Saints practice squad after being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2009. Once the Cowboys got a hold of him he started to get his feet as an offensive tackle and quickly worked his way up the depth chart. He had been pushing Free for the starting right tackle role and eventually filled in for him at the end of last season when Free went down with ankle/foot issues. Parnell's good work during that time set him up for a chance to be a starter, and he'll get that chance in Jacksonville.