Dallas Cowboys

Doug Free, Jeremy Mincey need off-season surgeries

Doug Free and Jeremy Mincey will undergo off-season surgeries, according to a source.

Mincey played in every game, leading the Cowboys with six sacks. But he’ll undergo arthroscopic surgery Thursday to clean up his right elbow. His rehab should finish in time for the off-season program in April.

Free missed the final five games, including both postseason games, with a left ankle injury. He’ll undergo surgery next week to remove bone spurs and clean up a stress fracture.

Free and his backup, Jermey Parnell, both are scheduled to become free agents.