If Marc Colombo is out, Robert Brewster should start
It appears as though right tackle Marc Colombo has a decent chance of playing this Sunday against the Bears, but if he is still down, the Cowboys should start Robert Brewster in his place.
Actually, Brewster should have started in the opener, but hindsight is 20/20. It just seems to me that Brewster is a much better fit for the right side than Alex Barron. I know the Cowboys want one of their tackles to be a “swing tackle” who is the primary backup to both offensive tackle positions, but there’s really no reason for it.
Brewster’s skill set–characterized by a “nastiness” and lack of elite athleticism–is a better fit for the right side than Barron’s quick feet and lack of ideal strength. The Cowboys hardly attempted any runs to the right side against Washington with Barron at right tackle. With Brewster there, they can proceed as normal.