I’m back again after another weekend out of town, this time for a bachelor party down in Mississippi. I have been keeping an eye on the ongoing trade talks between the Rams and Cowboys, and it looks like this deal is very close to being done. It is being reported that Bobby Carpenter is heading to St. Louis tonight, and after both players take physicals tomorrow, the deal should be finalized. Alex Barron has signed his tender, so the physicals are the only things standing in the way now. Expect to hear a final word on this thing sometime tomorrow.
I touched on this the other day, but I think this trade has the potential to work out well for both sides. The ‘Boys need some help at tackle after the departure of Flozell Adams, and we all know that Barron still has a ton of potential. He will likely get the chance to fight for a starting spot, but he should see plenty of time even if he doesn’t crack the lineup right away. As far as Carpenter goes, he will add some much-needed depth to our linebacking corps. I know that he has been a major disappointment thus far in his career, but he is better suited to play in our scheme than he was in Dallas. It feels like a change of scenery could do both of these players some good.
For those of you who don’t know, here is a little bit about Bobby Carpenter. He is a 26-year-old from Ohio St, and he is 6-2, 250 pounds. He is coming off his best season as a pro in which he played in all 16 games and recorded 46 tackles and two sacks. He is known to be strong in pass-coverage, and he has the ability to be a productive OLB in 4-3 system. He has played a good amount of special teams in his career, and he can be a valuable asset in that capacity as well. Overall, I feel like Carpenter has the ability to be an upgrade for the team’s defense in the future.