No Surprises: Rams and Cowboys Finalize Carpenter-Barron Trade

May 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As expected, the st. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys finalized their Carpenter-Barron Trade this morning.  There were no surprises.  The trade is a straight-up one-for-one deal with no exchange of draft picks involved.
The trade has been characterized as an exchange of two disappointing 1st round draft picks by both sides.  In this deal, the Cowboys will acquire a reserve swing-tackle and potential starter.  The Rams will acquire a good pass-coverage linebacker who may help them with their poor numbers versus Tight-ends.
The trade has been welcomed by both sets of fans.  Nevertheless, trades always beg the question: Who got the better half of the deal? 
According to Gil LeBreton on the Dallas Star-Telegram, it just might be the Rams.  LeBreton sites the fact that not all first-round busts are created equal.  He is sympathetic to the notion that Carpenter is simply the wrong WLB candidate for a 3-4 defense.  LeBreto...

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