Brandon Carr DB DAL 3 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 6 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."

Brandon Carr DB DAL May 26 '12

As expected, Brandon Carr has been lining up at left cornerback in Cowboys OTAs.

Carr was expected to play the left side even before the Cowboys drafted Morris Claiborne. Carr manned the right during his four years in Kansas City. "It is different. I'm not going to say that it's not," Carr said Wednesday. "Just from the standpoint of your muscle memory on the right side, it's different. The mechanics and things like that." We're not worried about Carr's ability to flip sides.

Brandon Carr DB DAL Apr 04 '12

The Cowboys plan to use Brandon Carr at left cornerback, after he primarily played right corner in Kansas City.

Left cornerbacks typically line up on the strong side of the formation and need to be better tacklers because offenses run to that side most often. Carr excels as a tackler with safety size at 6-foot, 207. Mike Jenkins will stay at right corner, squaring off mostly with opposing split ends, or "X" receivers.