Tackle Alex Barron returned to practice on Tuesday for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in the Hall of Fame game against the Cincinnati Bengals two weeks ago, and, according to a report in the Dallas Morning News, he will start at right tackle in place of the injured Marc Colombo, who is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, against Houston on Saturday.
Since being acquired in exchange for Bobby Carpenter this summer, Barron has served as Dallas’s swing tackle, earning some rave reviews from the coaching staff. “I think he’s better than we thought he was,” said Stephen Jones, back in May of this year.
Barron has seen a substantially greater amount of time at left tackle than right, but the team believes he’ll be fine on the other side. Last week, with Barron sidelined by the aforementioned ankle injury, second-year tackle Robert Brewster got the start on the right, making him the third starting right tackle Dallas has used thus far this preseason.
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