IRVING - The Dallas Cowboys worked into the night to put the free in their free agency period, and it worked.
The team signed 27-year-old offensive tackle Doug Free, who was considered one of their most important goals. He will now be a Cowboy for the next four years.
It was reportedly a $32 million deal, including $17 million in guaranteed money.
If he hasn't already, Free will likely join other Cowboys players at training camp in San Antonio.
The actual start of this season's training camp was something many fan worried may never happen. At 3 p.m., the opening day news conference will take place, with head coach Jason Garrett and team owner Jerry Jones.
With physicals schedule early this morning, many players began arriving in San Antonio Tuesday night. Among the early birds seen Tuesday night was linebackers Keith Brooking, Sean Lee and Anthony Spencer and wide receiver Miles Austin.
Following the physicals, the first official team practice will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. It will be open to the public. The Cowboys training camp continues for two more weeks, officially ending on August 10.