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Doug Free, Dallas Cowboys agree on three-year deal

Dallas' impressive offensive line will be intact for the 2015 season.

Doug Free -- the only impending free agent on the unit -- has agreed to terms with the Cowboys on a three-year, $15 million contract, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday, per a source involved with the deal. The contract includes $6 million in guarantees.

The longtime starting right tackle -- at just 31 -- is the elder-statesman of one of the best position groups in the NFL.

Along with Ronald Leary and Pro Bowlers Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin, the line paved the way for DeMarco Murray's league-leading 1,845 yards.

Since the Cowboys drafted Free in the fourth round of the 2007 draft, he's been the model of durability. He missed his sophomore season with a back injury, but then went on to play all 16 games for the 'Boys from 2009 through 2013. Free did, however, miss several games in 2014 along with the playoffs after suffering an ankle injury (he recently underwent surgery to correct the problem).

Jermey Parnell filled in admirably for Free, but he too is a free agent and likely will look for a starting job on the open market.

Free checked in at No. 49 on Around The NFL's list of the top 101 free agents, and in a shallow market for starting-caliber tackles, teams in need can cross another option off the list.

The latest Around The NFL Podcast breaks down the Brandon Marshall trade and plays another game of "Go Get My Lunch." Find more Around The NFL content on NFL NOW.

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