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Carpenter Among Former Cowboys Released

Scanning the long list of league-wide roster cuts, the biggest name that stands out from our perspective has to be Bobby Carpenter.

A former first-round pick of the Cowboys in 2006, and traded to St. Louis this offseason for offensive tackle Alex Barron, Carpenter was let go by the Rams this weekend in the team's final cuts.

Carpenter figured to step right in as a possible starter for the Rams, who at the time of the trade, were rather thin at the position. As it stands, St. Louis still has three starting linebackers in its 4-3 scheme and they're all from Ohio State, but Carpenter just wasn't one of them. The Rams will start a trio of Na'il Diggs, James Laurinaitis and Larry Grant, all former Buckeyes.

It's safe to say the Cowboys got the better end of the Barron trade, even if he's a backup, who will likely be the team's swing tackle on game days. That's assuming Marc Colombo is ready to play this week. If the veteran doesn't return from a knee injury, Barron might be the team's starting right tackle against Washington.

And here are some other former Cowboys who were cut this weekend:

OT Rob Petitti (Carolina)
CB Marvin White (Cincinnati)
CB DeAngelo Smith (Cleveland)
WR Jerhume Urban (Kansas City)
WR Verran Tucker (Kansas City)
DT Montavious Stanley (Miami)
LB Erik Walden (Miami)
FB Jason McKie (New Orleans)
CB Courtney Brown (NY Giants)
CB Joey Thomas (Oakland)
CB Quincy Butler (St. Louis)
LB Bobby Carpenter (St. Louis)
TE Sean Ryan (Tennessee)
QB Richard Bartel (Washington)

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