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Cowboys sign free agent lineman

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.

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