Cowboys Swap LB Bobby Carpenter For Rams OT Alex Barron

Discussion in 'Dallas Cowboys' started by BigBlueBruiser, May 10, 2010.

  1. In a swap of former first-round picks who didn't live up to expectations, the Dallas Cowboys traded linebacker Bobby Carpenter to the St. Louis Rams for offensive tackle Alex Barron, a source said Monday. Carpenter, the 18th pick of the 2006 draft for the Cowboys, never settled in at inside linebacker in the 3-4 scheme and seemed more suited to play the middle linebacker position in a 4-3 alignment. Like Carpenter, Barron has struggled. He never lived up to expectations in St. Louis despite starting in 74 of 76 career games since becoming a first-round pick in the 2005 draft. Barron has signed his tender offer worth $2.621 Million this season and joins a backup offensive line corps that also includes Travis Bright (center/guard), Montrae Holland (guard), Robert Brewster (left tackle), Pat McQuistan (guard), Cory Procter (center/guard) and rookie Sam Young (right tackle).

    Source: ESPN
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  2. King Romo

    King Romo Cowboys and Yankees

    good move. if it works great, if not Free will do fine
  3. Squibby

    Squibby Rookie

    I hope he pushes Free for playing time and maybe even starts. I like Doug Free but would not complain if Barron proved to be a better player. Leonard Davis wasn't thought of as a great LT but came to Dallas and became a pro bowl LG. Anything can happen. Welcome don't make Jerry look like an idiot!
  4. Carpenter is a starter on other teams.