Jermey Parnell DAL 4 Months
Parnell will take over as the starting right tackle while Doug Free (foot) is sidelined.
He's been in the Cowboys' system for a few years now so it should be a fairly seamless transition. If Parnell plays well in Free's absence, he could put himself in position to win the job on a full-time basis in 2015, as Free will be a free agent.
Jermey Parnell DAL Feb 19 '79
Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones says OT Jermey Parnell is ready to "take the next step" if Doug Free refuses a pay cut and is released.
"I think he is getting better," Jones said. "I think his arrow so to speak is going up. I feel good about where he is." Parnell started one game last season at right tackle, but he and Free rotated snaps for the final five weeks. It might not be a given that the Cowboys sign a veteran free agent like RT Eric Winston if Free ends up getting the ax, especially if they continue to wait for Free to budge.
Jermey Parnell DAL Feb 04 '78
Cowboys re-signed OT Jermey Parnell to a three-year contract.
The deal includes a $1 million signing bonus. An undrafted free agent in 2009, Parnell bounced around practice squads before finally appearing in his first six career games for the Cowboys last season. He'll have an inside track on a roster spot, and should compete to be the Cowboys' third tackle in training camp.