Brandon Carr DB DAL 2 Months
ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer believes 2014 could be CB Brandon Carr's last season in Dallas.
"If Carr plays the way they thought he would play when he signed in 2012, then he'll be back and they can restructure his contract," said Archer. "If he plays just OK, then I think this could be it for him." Carr was dreadful in 2013, but he was uncomfortable playing the zone coverage ex-Cowboys DC Monte Kiffin utilized. New DC Rod Marinelli will employ much more of Carr's preferred man coverage this season, but Carr has never been an elite cornerback. It is doubtful that changes now. Dallas will likely be moving on after this season.
Brandon Carr DB DAL 2 Months
Cowboys LCB Brandon Carr shed ten pounds this offseason and claims he's in "the best shape of his life."
"I've been playing this game for six years now, and I'm just ready to make that jump and become that shutdown corner," he Carr. Last year, Carr allowed the third most receptions (62) among NFL cornerbacks, per STATS Inc. Pro Football Focus graded him 74th among 110 qualifying corners in coverage. In fairness to Carr, he was too often asked to play zone under ex-Cowboys DC Monte Kiffin. He expects Dallas to use more man concepts under new DC Rod Marinelli.
Brandon Carr DB DAL 7 Months
The Cowboys are expected to restructure CB Brandon Carr's contract once again this offseason.
Carr currently carries a $12.217 million cap number for 2014, an untenable number for a team roughly $25 million over the projected cap. So they'll kick Carr's contract down the road again, giving them some relief this year but making it harder to cut him down the line. The former Chief was one of the reasons the Cowboys had the league's worst defense this season as he graded out 74th among 110 qualifying corners in Pro Football Focus' grades. Jason Witten, Tony Romo, Sean Lee and DeMarcus Ware will also likely have their deals restructured.
Brandon Carr DB DAL 9 Months
Brandon Carr is expected to shadow Calvin Johnson Sunday.
Brandon Carr DB DAL Feb 28 '13
The Cowboys restructured CB Brandon Carr's contract, clearing $10.5 million in cap space.
The restructuring was built in to Carr's five-year, $50.1 million contract that was signed last offseason. Next up in the Cowboys' restructuring plans are DT Jay Ratliff, Miles Austin, OT Doug Free, and CB Orlando Scandrick.
Brandon Carr DB DAL Feb 14 '13
ESPN Dallas says the Cowboys "will" restructure CB Brandon Carr's contract.
Carr has to agree to the restructuring, of course, but there's nothing to suggest that he wouldn't be open to it. Carr is due a fully guaranteed $14.3 million base salary in 2013, year two of a five-year deal, along with about $2 million in signing bonus proration. Restructuring his deal would apparently save "about $10.5 million" toward the 2013 cap.
Brandon Carr DB DAL Nov 11 '12
Cowboys CB Brandon Carr is expected to play some safety against the Eagles on Sunday.
Dallas likes to move Carr to safety against teams like Philadelphia that tend to take more deep shots down field. Against the Giants in Week 8, Carr played 15 snaps as a ball-hawking safety. FS Gerald Sensabaugh has struggled this season, so Carr gives the Cowboys some security on the back end.
Brandon Carr DB DAL Sep 22 '121 Comment
Cowboys CB Brandon Carr will be assigned Vincent Jackson in coverage in Week 3.
Carr held Sidney Rice to three catches for 33 yards last week, but this isn't an obvious downgrade for Jackson, as the featured receiver in a game the Bucs' should be playing from behind. Rotoworld ranks Jackson as a mid-to-low end WR2 against the Cowboys.
Brandon Carr DB DAL Jun 15 '12
Brandon Carr has "undoubtedly" been the best defensive back on the field during spring practices, according to the Dallas Morning News.
This has been the sentiment out of Dallas since OTAs began. Of course, it's hardly a surprise considering first-rounder Morris Claiborne (wrist surgery) has yet to practice and the Cowboys' biggest defensive weakness last season was the secondary.
Brandon Carr DB DAL May 31 '12
Cowboys DC Rob Ryan says LCB Brandon Carr will be first in line to shadow No. 1 receivers if Dallas employs that strategy in 2012.
"If we need to shut somebody down, or put him on a bigger guy, I'm sure Brandon will be up to the challenge," said Ryan. Ryan called Carr "actually better" than he expected, and characterized him as a "special" cover guy. "Just because he shuts down everybody," Ryan said. "He can cover anybody. He's got long arms, great length and he's a great person who works his tail off."