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Cowboys, Rams swap underachievers

Updated: May 11, 2010, 11:21 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

In a swap of former first-round picks who didn't live up to expectations, the Dallas Cowboys traded linebacker Bobby Carpenter to the St. Louis Rams for tackle Alex Barron on Monday.

Carpenter, the 18th pick of the 2006 draft for the Cowboys, never settled in at inside linebacker in the 3-4 scheme and seemed more suited to play the outside linebacker position in a 4-3 alignment.

"I think it's a great opportunity for me," Carpenter told ESPN 103.3 FM's Galloway and Company ...

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