Jerry Jones believes Doug Free plays Sunday

BY foxsports • December 16, 2014

Right tackle Doug Free left the third quarter of the Eagles game Sunday night with a right ankle injury. The immediate optimism was that Free remained in his uniform and not street clothes.

On Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], Cowboys owner, president, and general manager Jerry Jones addressed Free's health status for Sunday's game against Indianapolis at AT&T Stadium.

"That's a concern," Jones said. "Doug has been working with his ankle. It is a concern."

Free broke his right foot earlier this year in a 30-23 victory in Seattle and missed the next three games. Dallas went 1-2 down the stretch, and running back DeMarco Murray's streak of 100-yard games to start the season was broken two games into Free's absence.

Swing tackle Jeremy Parnell filled in for Free Sunday night. Murray rushed 14 times for 47 yards and a touchdown in the first half behind Free, and then 17 times for 34 yards and another touchdown behind Parnell. Quarterback Tony Romo was sacked one time behind Free and then twice behind Parnell.

"I have every reason to believe by the time Sunday gets here, we'll have time to get him out there and get some play out of him," said Jones.

Though Free may play Sunday and for the rest of the season, Jones indicated that the right ankle injury is something the eight-year veteran will have to struggle with for as long as the Cowboys postseason aspirations last.

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