Is Alex Barron the Answer to the Dallas Cowboys’ O-Line Woes?

May 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cowboys are one step closer to landing former first-rounder Alex Barron from the St. Louis Rams.
Clearing one of the last remaining hurdles in the proposed deal, Barron signed his restricted free agent tender offer of $2.62 million on Friday, making him eligible to become a welcomed face in Dallas as early as Monday.
Shipping out will be 2006's 18th overall pick Bobby Carpenter, who failed to live up to expectations in Big D, amassing just 57 tackles in 58 career games, only three of which he started.
Both players still have to pass physicals, but the trade seems to be a go.
After pinning Doug Free as the replacement for the waived former-Pro Bowler Flozell Adams, there is no question that Dallas was in need of depth on the offensive line.
But is Barron the answer?
Adams drew criticism for his difficulty with the hard count, drawing an outrageous 29 false starts over the course of the past four seasons.
However, Barron was nailed for a league-high...

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