Dallas Cowboys Times Mailbag: Alex Barron Trade, Jammal Brown, OJ Atogwe

May 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Q:  The Bobby Carpenter/Alex Barron trade is going down on Monday, pending physicals.  What are your thoughts on Barron?  Will he compete for the starting left tackle job or just be a swing tackle?
Steven Frederick, Austin TX
A: We did an analysis of Barron’s 2009 stats and a comparison to Flozell Adams a few days ago.  Barron has been about average during his time in the NFL. Last season, he gave up less sacks and quarterback pressures than Adams, despite protecting for a quarterback who moves as well as Roger Staubach does right now. However, Barron also racked up 14 penalties–one more than Flozell.  Unfortunately, penalties have been a trend thus far in his career.
Overall, we gave Barron a "C+" overall grade.  Is he an upgrade over Adams? Maybe, maybe not. . . but at least he is younger.
We expect Barron to compete for the starting left tackle job in camp but ultimately lose out to Doug Fr...

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