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Raiders Sign Former Cowboys Goat T Alex Barron

Barron hasn't played in the NFL since the 2010 season he spent with Dallas

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    The Oakland Raiders have reportedly signed offensive tackle Alex Barron, most recently of the Dallas Cowboys, a man who will always be remembered for a costly gaffe that sent his team to a season-opening loss.

    Barron actually hasn’t played since 2010 but he’s come close, kind of. He was in camp with the Saints in 2011 and the Seahawks in 2012, but both teams opted against signing the veteran former first round pick. He came into the league with the St. Louis Rams in 2005, the 19th overall selection that year.

    Way back in 2010, Barron got the starting nod for the Cowboys in a Week One matchup with the rival Washington Redskins. As time expired, Tony Romo hit Roy Williams in the end zone for what appeared to be a game-winning touchdown. But a flag, for holding, on Barron nullified the touchdown. Game over. Redskins win.

    It was Barron’s first and only start as a Cowboy.

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