CHICAGO - JANUARY 21: Jammal Brown #70 of the New Orleans Saints looks on before playing the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship Game on January 21, 2007 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Former Saints' offensive tackle Jammal Brown, a recently disgruntled former Pro Bowler, agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins on Saturday but, according to recent reports, Washington wasn't the only team in the NFC East interested in his services.
Through his Twitter page, New Orleans Times-Picayune scribe Jeff Duncan relayed that a source indicated that the Dallas Cowboys were interested as well.
Both Jerry Jones and offensive line coach Hudson Houck have asserted that Dallas's front is set, that it will look the same in September as it has in off-season workouts--that is, Doug Free (LT), Kyle Kosier (LG), Andre Gurode (C), Leonard Davis (RG), and Marc Colombo (RT), with Alex Barron serving as the swing tackle.
That said, that the Cowboys were interested comes as no great surprise.
Free impressed last season on the right side, but has never started a game at left tackle; he saw some action there after the now-departed Flozell Adams went down in the playoff loss to Minnesota, where he, and everyone else on the line for that matter, was whipped by the Vikings front seven.
Barron has plenty of experience--starting over 70 games in his career--but has been, to be delicate, unimpressive.
Indeed, questions abound for fans, but the team seems fairly confident.
For good or ill, if Dallas were truly concerned about the position, one can't help but believe they'd do something about it--aside from merely expressing some interest in the 29-year-old Waxahachie native, before allowing him to go to a hated division rival.