DALLAS -- The Dallas Cowboys traded defensive tackle Kevin Brooks to the Denver Broncos Monday for conditional draft picks, said Cowboys spokesman David Pelletier.
Pelletier refused to say how many draft choices were offered in the trade, but The Dallas Morning News, quoting a source close to the negotiations, had said Denver would offer two picks for the 6-foot-6, 284-pound Brooks, 26, who played at Michigan.
In other transactions, the Cowboys released wide receiver Rod Barksdale, Pelletier said. If he is not picked up by another team while passing through NFL waivers, Barksdale will become a free agent.
Brooks did not report to what Cowboys Coach Jimmy Johnson referred to as a 'voluntary' mini-camp in June. Johnson agreed to trade him then, but later said he thought the market would be better for Brooks after last Friday's NFL supplemental draft.
The Cowboys began another 'voluntary' mini-camp Monday.
Meanwhile, Johnson welcomed former University of Miami quarterback Steve Walsh to Dallas on Sunday. Johnson coached Walsh at Miami before leaving last February to take the Cowboys coaching job. Walsh was selected with the first choice in the supplemental draft.
Walsh, who was 23-1 as a starter at Miami and led the Hurricanes to the 1987 national title, said he and his agents, Marvin Demoff and Ron Simon, would begin negotiations with the Cowboys Monday morning.
Walsh indicated he wants a contract similar to the one given to No. 1 draft choice Troy Aikman, who signed for $11.037 million over six years with a first-year no-trade clause.
Several teams, including Minnesota, Miami, Green Bay and Kansas City, have reportedly contacted the Cowboys about trading for Walsh.
While waiting for him to arrive at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Johnson said he would not trade Walsh straight-up for Tony Mandarich, the Packers' 6-6, 325-pound holdout offensive lineman, The Morning News reported.
'I'm not interested in trading a franchise quarterback just for another player,' Johnson said.
In another development, the agent for disgruntled Cowboys quarterback Steve Pelluer said he has been talking to the Atlanta Falcons.
Pelluer, 26, reportedly will not show up at the Cowboy's five-day mini-camp, and has told the team he wants either a significant raise or to be traded. He was paid $302,500 last season and reportedly is seeking at least to double that amount in a new contract.
Pelluer's agent, Joe Courrege, said he has had several talks with Ken Herock, the Falcons' director of player personnel, and Jim Hay, the team's chief financial officer, after obtaining permission from the Cowboys to talk to other teams.
'They'd like to get him in,' Courrege said Sunday night from his home in Dallas.
Pelluer has been with the Cowboys since 1985, and started 14 games last season, in which Dallas went 3-13. He completed 56 percent of his passes for 3,139 yards and 17 touchdowns, but he also threw 19 interceptions.
Bob Ackles, the Cowboy's director of player personnel, said Dallas would expect a first-round draft choice and a starting player for Pelluer.
Atlanta has an extra first-rounder next year from the Gerald Riggs trade, but agent Courrege said the Falcons have told him they would not be willing to part with No. 1.