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    Alex Barron off to a strong start in training camp

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    Courtesy of Todd Archer,

    One player that has looked good early in camp has been backup offensive tackle Alex Barron.

    Picked up from St. Louis in the trade for Bobby Carpenter, Barron has shown more strength than some thought while also displaying some excellent athletic ability. He has long arms, which is a must as a left tackle, and he moves well.

    "I think he's better than we thought he was," executive vice president Stephen Jones said.

    This isn't to say he is pushing Doug Free out of a job. It means the Cowboys will go in with three tackles in which they feel comfortable, however, this things shake out.

    After seeing Flozell Adams for the past seven years, I got used to a high pass set because he is so tall and he had a hard time bending his knees as the years went on. But Barron stays incredibly low in his set for a 6-foot-8 guy.

    "And when he kicks back it's like he's on skates," said guard Montrae Holland, who was Barron's teammate at Florida State.

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