Barber lays smackdown on Smith

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

OXNARD, Calif. -- I was about to blog on the redemption of Quincy Carter when I heard a huge collision on the practice field. By the time NFL East blog personnel arrived, former Iowa State linebacker Tyson Smith was lying on his back. Two sources close to the situation revealed that Cowboys running back Marion Barber destroyed Smith during a blitz pickup drill.

When last seen, athletic trainer Britt Brown was asking if Smith could recall his hometown.

In other news, several players on the team (mostly Red Sox fans) are buzzing about the trade that sent Manny Ramirez to the Dodgers.

From what I can tell, they don't have a favorable opinion on receiving Pirates outfielder Jason Bay. To make the deal go through, Pittsburgh threw in its Double A organization.

Back with some Quincy reaction in a few moments.