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Cheer up, Cowboys fans: The Alex Barron era may be over

Relief is coming for the beleaguered Cowboys offensive line.

ESPN’s Matt Mosley wrote Tuesday morning he’s getting “strong indications” starting guard Kyle Kosier and right tackle Marc Colombo will return to the lineup this week.

That means sports radio pinata Alex Barron will likely be holding a spot on the bench for a while.  At least the Cowboys hope so.  Colombo has a long history of injuries, and we hope the team doesn’t rush him back to the field because they are desperate.  The team doesn’t appear likely to release Barron.

The Cowboys have been installed as 8.5 point favorites against the Bears. So they’ll probably have to score more than seven points this week to cover.

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42 Responses to “Cheer up, Cowboys fans: The Alex Barron era may be over”
  1. Opie says: Sep 14, 2010 1:11 PM

    I guess I should apologize to Chap & Vox for saying that Barron would be the starter on opening day…..and also for saying that he sucked…..also saying that if he was your starter it would not be good…..
    For parity sake, I hope Colombo stays healthy. Otherwise, the ‘boys will finish out of the playoffs.
    While I’m at it, let me apologize for saying the ‘boys/skins game was going to be ugly and I hoped it rained and that the defenses would score more than the offenses – I was only half right on that last one, but I think I got the score damn near spot on.

  2. southFLAsteel says: Sep 14, 2010 1:12 PM

    Boys, I guess Flozell doesn’t look so bad now after all, huh?

  3. Dewey Axewoond says: Sep 14, 2010 1:19 PM

    The Cowboys have been installed as 8.5 point favorites against the Bears.
    ______________________________
    Given what we know about this team, that’s a pretty big spread:
    Shaky o-line play, erratic QB play from a young, talented signal caller, talented TE and QB are BFFs, dual threat from the backfield, questionable (often crappy) coaching and fans who’ve had enough of it, money dumped into big name free agent pick-ups in the offseason, mountains of talent that doesn’t seem to materialize, arrogant ownership.
    Oh, WHICH team, you ask?
    Exactly.

  4. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Sep 14, 2010 1:22 PM

    Wow! That would be hilarious for Jerruh’s Girls to get beat by the Deadskins and then the Bears two weeks in a row.
    Kinda makes me smile. :-)

  5. Deb says: Sep 14, 2010 1:23 PM

    The Cowboys shouldn’t have any problem with the Bears … and in fairness, Romo wouldn’t have connected on that pass without Barron’s hold.

  6. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Sep 14, 2010 1:25 PM

    I heard it last night on BSPN “if he flunked out of the Rams team why do you think he would suddenly be good on the Cowboys?”
    made sense to me..that dude was blatantly holding and made himself look foolish.

  7. rjgreen3 says: Sep 14, 2010 1:27 PM

    the o-line play will make jerry’s hair stand straight up by the end of the year

  8. 9to19 says: Sep 14, 2010 1:29 PM

    Uhhh Dallas didn’t sign a single free agent this offseason. Who the hell are you talking about?
    ————————-
    Given what we know about this team, that’s a pretty big spread:
    Shaky o-line play, erratic QB play from a young, talented signal caller, talented TE and QB are BFFs, dual threat from the backfield, questionable (often crappy) coaching and fans who’ve had enough of it, money dumped into big name free agent pick-ups in the offseason, mountains of talent that doesn’t seem to materialize, arrogant ownership.
    Oh, WHICH team, you ask?
    Exactly.

  9. weswelkerspornstash says: Sep 14, 2010 1:32 PM

    This is why the Saints should have held on to Jamal Brown. Due to injury or sucking they could have gotten a higher price

  10. gurnblanston says: Sep 14, 2010 1:33 PM

    The Alex Barron Era may be over, but fortunately for all that is decent and good in the world, the Romo, Jerruh and Wade eras continue. How’s the printing of those Super Bowl tickets going, Jerruh? Hail!

  11. Chapnasty. says: Sep 14, 2010 1:44 PM

    @ Opie
    I don’t think I ever said that Barron would be a starter. I will however admit to being optimistic about him. That was before I saw his stupid visor cocked to the side and hearing him mumble like he was some sort of a gangster. That was also before he played pretty damn well for 3.9 quarters. That was also before he was guilty of the dumbest penalty I had ever seen. That was also before the offense put up near 400 yards of total offense.
    Should I go on? Dallas lost because they have no leader. Not with coaches and certainly no one on that offense. But anyone, and I mean anyone who claims Dallas played badly is clearly an idiot. They just made several dumb mistakes that cost teams games. The Redskins sucked at all levels.

  12. steeltiger34 says: Sep 14, 2010 1:46 PM

    As has been the case recently- the Cowboys are over-rated and underacheiving. I love that Phillips is still there. Hope he stays another few years LOL!

  13. edgy1957 says: Sep 14, 2010 1:52 PM

    # southFLAsteel says:
    Boys, I guess Flozell doesn’t look so bad now after all, huh?
    **********************
    You’re kidding, right? Flozell was a LT, who was the second most penalized lineman AFTER Barron. Frankly, they should have given the RT job to Free and went after a serviceable LT (and that’s neither Barron OR Adams). What hurt them the most was Kosier being out because that gave them two weak spots against the pass rush.

  14. -RoNiN- says: Sep 14, 2010 2:02 PM

    @ Dewey Axewoond
    “money dumped into big name free agent pick-ups in the offseason”
    Then you definitely couldn’t be talking about Dallas.. They were pretty much the least active team in free-agency in the entire league this past year.

  15. AbeFreshly says: Sep 14, 2010 2:03 PM

    I don’t get it. Barron has proven that he just can’t get the job done, so why is he even on the bench? What happens if he has to come in and actually play again? Everybody knows what will happen, even Barron.
    Guys like him weasel their way onto the roster, then hang on for dear life for the game cheque, praying that they don’t ever have to actually play, lest they are ‘outed’.
    Even Barron must know by now that he can’t cut it in the NFL. There are dozens of 20-something-yr old pretenders in the NFL doing the exact same thing. They make $400,000/yr when they should be selling auto insurance for 1/10 of that.
    If they can hang around as a backup for a few years, they’ll be set for life. The perfect plan.

  16. ninjapleazee says: Sep 14, 2010 2:13 PM

    # Deb says: September 14, 2010 1:23 PM
    The Cowboys shouldn’t have any problem with the Bears … and in fairness, Romo wouldn’t have connected on that pass without Barron’s hold.
    sure deb.. anyone can complete a pass if they had eternity with that hold

  17. boysroll says: Sep 14, 2010 2:19 PM

    barron is horrible as he is the single reason we lost this game. Lets face it…we gave this game away and the refs did assisted the 4skins to the win too.
    We have alot of positives though. Take away the penalties and we rack up 400 plus yds on that overrated defense and we controlled the time of possession by 10 minutes. Total domination and with our defense who limited that woeful offense to 250 yds we should go 12-4 easily and win the nfc east. The 4skins offense is horrible and I think we can all see why beagles let mcnabb go. The RB’s of the 4skins are average at best too.
    Dez is going to be an fing beast so wait until the 4skins visit big d later in the season. I am flying down to witness that massacre…35-3.LMFAO.

  18. tiger2471 says: Sep 14, 2010 2:25 PM

    Chapnasty said
    “Should I go on? Dallas lost because they have no leader. Not with coaches and certainly no one on that offense. But anyone, and I mean anyone who claims Dallas played badly is clearly an idiot. They just made several dumb mistakes that cost teams games. The Redskins sucked at all levels.”
    ———————————————–
    If the Skins sucked at all levels the Cowboys are one of the worst teams in the league. Please man; seriously?! You scored once in the redzone, you missed field goals, you fumbled the ball and you kept trying to throw to Dez Bryant as if he was Michael Irvin; but the Skins sucked at all levels? Clearly you didn’t watch the game and just like the idiotic Cowgirls you don’t respect the defense!

  19. Kevin from Philly says: Sep 14, 2010 2:29 PM

    And Vox remains conspicuously absent from the fine pages of this site. Wonder why?

  20. smootysmoot says: Sep 14, 2010 2:44 PM

    @Nate is Gay for Brady
    WoW! Where do u get ur fresh material like Deadskins? U r very clever and witty. I bet u r the man at work and all ur Douchebag friends probably think ur simple ass is funny. I see u make some of the dumbest remarks on here and im like, maybe he is 9 or just slow. Keep the freshness coming little buddy.

  21. robolundgren says: Sep 14, 2010 2:45 PM

    “Shaky o-line play, erratic QB play from a young, talented signal caller, talented TE and QB are BFFs, dual threat from the backfield, questionable (often crappy) coaching and fans who’ve had enough of it, money dumped into big name free agent pick-ups in the offseason, mountains of talent that doesn’t seem to materialize, arrogant ownership.
    Oh, WHICH team, you ask?
    Exactly. ”
    Let’s see here.
    “Shaky o-line play” Well the Cowboys O-line was pretty solid with the exception of Barron, so you’re probably not talking about the Cowboys.
    “erratic QB play from a young, talented signal caller” Must be Cutler, cause 30 ain’t young.
    “talented TE and QB are BFF” Fair enough.
    “dual threat from the backfield” The Cowboys are commonly said to have a “THREE-headed monster” so you must be talking about the Bears.
    “questionable (often crappy) coaching and fans who’ve had enough of it” Only on offense for the Cowboys, their D is damn solid. Lovie Smith just seems like a mess, he doesn’t even have one beneficial coaching characteristic other than the Bears needed a black coach.
    “money dumped into big name free agent pick-ups in the offseason” The only name anyone knows that’s on the Cowboys this year that isn’t a rookie who is new is Barron, so yeah..
    Context clues or a limited knowledge of the two teams tell me you’re clearly talking about the Bears. Let’s lose the snark now, ok?

  22. badmood says: Sep 14, 2010 2:47 PM

    This Oline situation is JJ fault. He was too lax in not aquiring solid depth at the guard and tackle positions opting to stand pat with what he had. trade PC to Chargers for a crap 7th rounder ? was there any inquiry into McNeil, what about Mankins, Nah we are good with what we got. thats where the mistake is.

  23. Opie says: Sep 14, 2010 2:52 PM

    @ Chap: You misunderstood. I said he was going to start. Primarily due to injuries and lack of depth. So, I was apologizing for “jinxing” the hell out of the ‘boys.
    * Mistakes count towards playing badly. Their defense played very well, as expected. Maybe next time, they will take a knee?!?
    * Yards gained don’t mean a damn thing if you don’t win, period. To justify anything else means you’re not being objective.
    * 3.9 of the game? Really?!? So, you think the line, overall, played well? Gave Romo plenty of time, etc.?!?
    * You should be thankful that Colombo might be able to play the next game. And, more importantly, thankful that the defense stepped up when it needed to.
    * I was the one who said the game would end in with defenses outscoring the offenses. I was half right.
    *Bottom line is this, both teams have above average defenses and swiss cheese for Oline. As it stands right now, the damn Giants look like the best team in the East and that hurts like hell to say!

  24. Chapnasty. says: Sep 14, 2010 3:00 PM

    @ Tiger
    I am simply stating that the Cowboys have absolutely no leader on offense or as coaches. The mistakes should have been corrected by now but for the past 3 years the team makes the same mistakes.. .redzone, missed kicks and penalties. I am not making excuses just expressing that when every other aspect of the game is spot on then there should be a change to help that out.

  25. aligreene says: Sep 14, 2010 3:12 PM

    i said it before blame jerry if the line stinks flozell was better than this stiff barron

  26. Dewey Axewoond says: Sep 14, 2010 3:18 PM

    @ robolundgren and 9to19 and anyone else,
    Seriously, you guys have nothing better to do than nit-pick my post?
    Did I say THIS offseason, you star-tards?
    The Cowbitches have had more than one off-season in their history, right dumbasses?
    But I guess acquisitions like Pacman, T.O., Tank Johnson, Roy Williams, Zach Thomas and Keith Brooking don’t really count?
    Christ, just trying to have a little fun, and you Cowgirls go getting all hyper sensitive and defensive like Romo on the rag.
    Generally, I’ve got nothing against the Cowboys, but now I can’t wait for their implosion to continue next week, especially in front of your home town hick (and bandwagon) fans.
    Now, “ya’ll” go’on and git back to suckin’ Deb’s dick, ya hear?

  27. wiredzen says: Sep 14, 2010 3:21 PM

    So, Cowboys fans, you’re saying that Romo’s ability to make that pass had NOTHING to do with the holding instigated by Barron? Um, sorry to break it to you, but the reason Romo had all that time and wasn’t lying on the turf was because someone was held. Your whole team failed, not just Barron. Typical short-sightedness and wishful thinking from the Big D. Geez, you guys scored 7 – SEVEN! – points on the Redskins. Sure, nothing to worry about there, you have scapegoat. Good luck with that.

  28. Philly Cheese says: Sep 14, 2010 3:33 PM

    boysroll, you are delusional. The reason Dallas lost (notice I didn’t say “you” lost because you didn’t have a damn thing to do with anything) was because they made too many mistakes and couldn’t score any points. Rack up all the yards you want, just like Cincinnati did against the Pats, but when you can’t convert it into points YOU LOSE.

  29. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Sep 14, 2010 3:36 PM

    Alex Barron made costly mistake. Should it really have even come to that?
    There are more issues to iron out than Alex Barron.

  30. mannyfresh209 says: Sep 14, 2010 3:38 PM

    romo is a leader on offense. he lead the cowboys down the entire field in ~1:40. had barron not held, who knows if romo would’ve escaped. we’ve all seen him make more dramatic escapes.
    penalties are a MUST FIX situation however… barron accounted for what? 2-3 holds that weren’t declined? unacceptable.
    missing kicks is unacceptable as well. looks like they’re on their way to being plauged by that for the 2nd straight year.

  31. DynastyDays says: Sep 14, 2010 3:50 PM

    Logan Mankins to my Cowboys…..you heard it hear first!!!!! Go Cowboys!!!!!! win or lose biatches!!!!!!!! If the sky is falling for our team…..then it must be absolute Armageddon for the rest of the so-called sexy Super Bowl contenders and you all know who I’m referring to. There were other consensus Super Bowl picks who looked as bad or worse than us…..that didn’t have two starters out on the offensive line. So get off our sack!!!!!!!!

  32. Deb says: Sep 14, 2010 3:57 PM

    Dewey Axewoond says:
    Seriously, you guys have nothing better to do than nit-pick my post?
    Now, “ya’ll” go’on and git back to suckin’ Deb’s dick, ya hear?
    ———————————————–
    You’re whining like a three-year-old about someone nitpicking your post when you come out of left field and make a grotesquely vulgar comment like that at me for absolutely no reason whatsoever. All I did was make a one-line football and one person agreed.
    You’re such a pathetic excuse for a man that you can’t handle football comments and can’t stand up to criticism … but you can attack the one woman on the board with something trashy and degrading.
    Congratulations.

  33. -RoNiN- says: Sep 14, 2010 4:15 PM

    Oh nooooo Dallas Cowboys fans.. your comments have taken “Dewey Axewoond” from generally having nothing against the Cowboys, to anxiously awaiting the Cowboys implosion.. you’re doomed now!! LOL

  34. smootysmoot says: Sep 14, 2010 4:32 PM

    Two things i know for sure. boysroll is the most ignorant man on earth and Redskins beat the Cowboys. Hahahahahah LMFAO.

  35. smootysmoot says: Sep 14, 2010 4:35 PM

    Cowboys fans and players need to scratch and Bleed.. for each OTHERRRRRRRR!!!!!!! Hahahahahahaha. the only thing gayer than that terrible attempt at hyping a team up is… boysroll!!! LMFAO

  36. smootysmoot says: Sep 14, 2010 4:39 PM

    @mannyfresh209
    Why is u dumb Cowboys fans fail to realize that ur Awesome QB Romo, should have been picked off to end the game a few plays before the last play. Get over the what ifs, both teams had them. They lost!

  37. umrguy42 says: Sep 14, 2010 5:13 PM

    @NoKoolaidCowboy
    “There are more issues to iron out than Alex Barron.”
    Yup, like why the Cowboys would trade for Alex Barron (though as a Rams fan, not that I minded seeing the back of him, and Richie “Bonehead” Incognito)…

  38. Dewey Axewoond says: Sep 14, 2010 5:30 PM

    @RoNiN,
    How do you know my feelings towards the Cowboy’s CAN’T have a direct effect on how they play?
    For example, maybe I’m Candace Crawford…?
    @ Deb,
    How are you so certain I’m even a man?
    For example, maybe I’m Candace Crawford…?
    @ RoNiN (again)
    Put like that, yeah, I guess it is a bit silly.
    And truthfully, I hate Philthy so much that it’s hard to hate the Boys, too.
    Alright, alright…I’m all good now.
    Of course, by late Sunday afternoon, all my contempt and ill-wishing may come right back.
    (Depending if Tony has time to take me out after the game or not).

  39. Deb says: Sep 14, 2010 5:46 PM

    @Dewey Axewoond …
    Thought it was clear: I’m certain you’re NOT a man. I just don’t think you’re a woman.

  40. Stercrazy says: Sep 14, 2010 10:39 PM

    1st I’m a die hard Cowboys fan.
    2nd Anyone who thinks Dallas lost the game on the final play is drinking too much of JJ’s kool-aid.
    3rd Wade/JG are horrible coaches……period.

  41. AbeFreshly says: Sep 15, 2010 12:30 PM

    St. Louis took Barron in the first round in 2005. By 2008, the Rams had come to the conclusion that he was one of the laziest players in team history. They kept him only because they had no alternative. The fact he was so lazy with his technique Sunday should be of surprise to no one. The fact that the Cowboys have him on the roster is ridiculous.

  42. DonnyBoy says: Sep 18, 2010 1:04 AM

    romo is a leader on offense. he lead the cowboys down the entire field in ~1:40. had barron not held, who knows if romo would’ve escaped. we’ve all seen him make more dramatic escapes.
    penalties are a MUST FIX situation however… barron accounted for what? 2-3 holds that weren’t declined? unacceptable.
    missing kicks is unacceptable as well. looks like they’re on their way to being plauged by that for the 2nd straight year.
    *****************************************
    Let’s face it, winners win.
    Cowboy’s will never win anything of significance with Homo as their QB.
    He runs around a lot, completes a few passes, but then loses. Over and over.

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