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News: DMN: New Cowboy Alex Barron expected to start at right tackle (NOTES)

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    01:57 AM CDT on Tuesday, August 24, 2010


    [SIZE=-1]By TODD ARCHER / The Dallas Morning News [/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]tarcher@dallasnews.com [/SIZE]


    Alex Barron returned to the practice field for the first time since the Aug. 8 Hall of Fame Game, and the plan is for him to start Saturday against Houston at right tackle.

    Before the injury, Barron took his turn at left tackle behind Doug Free. But with Marc Colombo recovering from knee surgery, the Cowboys want to look at him at right tackle. Robert Brewster earned praise from the coaches for his work against San Diego last week, but during Monday's walkthrough he split time between right and left tackle.

    Barron started at right tackle in 2005-06 and 2008 in St. Louis.

    Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcon...s/stories/082410dnspocowbriefs2.83be03da.html
  2. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    I am actually excited to see what he can do ...... I think he can be a starter on this team.
  3. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    I know the team needs to see what Alex has, but I'd rather see more of Brewster and Young.
  4. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    At what position? Is that based on his play in St. Louis?
  5. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    I think Barron could be the starting RT in Dallas honestly... It's time to cut Colombo loose in my opinion.
  6. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Right Tackle

    I think he could be a starter ...... if Hudson Houck can work with him.
  7. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Same here. I can't stand guys with his attitude.
  8. Nightshade

    Nightshade Active Member

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    What's his attitude?
  9. DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

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    that his is bigger than everyone else's
  10. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    Based on what? The fact that the worst team in the NFL decided they didn't need him? The fact that he got beat pretty bad the one preseason game he played in? Face it, there is a reason the Rams let him go in exchange for a known bust like Carpenter.
  11. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Just kind of a lazy, lackadaisical one.
  12. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Everyone thought Bigg Davis was a bust too I guess....
  13. RW Hitman

    RW Hitman Well-Known Member

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    bigg davis was a free agent when we signed him, right?

    just checking
  14. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Arizona clearly didn't want to re-sign him either...
  15. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    OK, I know some people are down on Colombo, but seriously?

    St. Louis got rid of him because he was a bust as a starter, and you want to start him? I'm not even sure he should make this team as a backup ... and now that he's apparently out again, we won't get to see if he should for at least another week.

    Would have been nice to see him against Houston's starters, too, to see if he's really made any progress under Houck.
  16. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    I don't know about Barron but Brewster is going to be a stud.

    The coaches are showing a lot of confidence in him by playing him on both sides. This shows that he is a quick study and have equal amount of power and good feet. I can't wait to see more.
  17. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    I saw an interview w/ Brewster and I was impressed. I think he will be a starter somewhere on our line soon.
  18. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    see below


    Exactly. Davis was considered something of an underacheiver, but he was still a good O-lineman whose downfall with the Cards was simply that his contract was ending and his market value was higher than they felt they could afford. If we had to trade for Davis, like we did with Barron, there is no way in Hell we could have done it for the price of a failure backup LB who never even threatened to compete for a starting role.
  19. AbeBeta

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    actually they didn't. he was a pro bowl alternate in several seasons in Az. He never went but he would have if there was an injury. He did that at several different positions. That isn't a bust.
  20. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    I hope he has a great game and becomes a starter--if he does not, we have other pieces--everyone is panicking about our OL depth but i'm excited that we are talking about new starters and whether to keep 10 OLinemen or not

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