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One of the guys who worked out yesterday was signed by the Cowboys.

The Cowboys made the second addition to their offensive line through free agency by agreeing to a one-year deal with tackle Jim Molinaro on Tuesday.

Molinaro played in only 15 games in three seasons with Washington, but is a possibility as a backup at left and right tackle with Dallas.

A fifth-round pick by Washington in 2004, Molinaro, 6-6, 310 pounds, was not tendered a contract by the Redskins, allowing him to sign with any team without compensation.


I know absolutely zip about this guy, except at 6-6 and 310 lbs. he fits in with the rest of the Cowboys slabs of beef along the front line. I don't know how well this line will block, but if you challenge us to a sumo wrestling competition, you lose.

There's lots of disagreement among the Cowboys faithful about Ken Hamlin. Mainly people are questioning how good of a pass defender he is. I pointed out previously that before his injury in 2005 he was one of the top free safeties in terms of defending the deep pass. I think it's the fact that he's a big hitter that has people wondering if he's more of a Roy Williams rather than a deep safety. I think you can be both.

Hamlin, a four-year veteran, is intriguing for the Cowboys because he should come at a reasonable price. The former Arkansas star is considered a solid cover safety and could potentially complement the skills of strong safety Roy Williams.