In the aftermath of offensive tackle Jammal Brown being traded from the Saints to the Redskins, Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune cited a source saying the Cowboys had also shown interest in the player. This morning, though, I talked to a source with the Cowboys who said he'd been given no indication that Brown's name came up in discussions.
He said that Alex Barron and Brown are similar players, so there really wasn't an obvious need. For now, the Cowboys seem content to enter training camp with Doug Free starting at left tackle and Marc Colombo continuing at right tackle. That said, Barron should be ready at all times. As I talk to the other teams in the division, none of them seem convinced that Free will hold down the job for the entire season. Some of the scouts think that Barron's experience and pedigree will allow him to surpass Free at some point.
Redskins fans: I tracked down a scouting report on Brown from one of the league's top scouts. I'll have that for you a little later today.