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Brandon Carr willing to play safety if need be

Dallas Cowboys corner back Brandon Carr breaks up the pass intended for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson in Arlington, Texas Reuters

Brandon Carr’s a little expensive for a safety — OK, a lot — but he’s willing to do it if that’s what the Cowboys need.

The $50.1 million free agent cornerback played much of Sunday’s game in the middle with Gerald Sensabaugh inactive and Barry Church lost to a torn Achilles.

Sensabaugh’s reached that “day-to-day” status according to coach Jason Garrett, so Carr could be able to move back outside, but the Cowboys were impressed with the way he responded. Coupled with depth at corner (Morris Claiborne, Mike Jenkins), it’s a luxury at the moment.

“If that’s what we have to do for us to get our best 11 on their 11 and to get off the field and win ball games, I’m all for it,” Carr said, via Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I came here with one thing in mind and that was to win ball games.”

Carr said he played a little safety in high school, none in college, but said he’s willing to try it.

“If this is the role that I’m going to have to have this whole season, then I’m going to accept it and be ready to work and have everybody ready to go when my number’s called,” Carr said.

Still, they didn’t give him the money they gave him to play safety, and they’re expected to add a veteran this week.

But it’s nice to know he’s willing, and able.

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16 Responses to “Brandon Carr willing to play safety if need be”
  1. ppc50 says: Sep 25, 2012 6:08 PM

    I would rather see Scandrick, the weakest of their 4 CBs play back there. A bit undersized, but a lot of these safeties in the league are more ball-hawks now. That or trade Scandrick and a couple of picks for a saftety – Reggie Nelson or Huff

  2. orangeclipper says: Sep 25, 2012 6:30 PM

    If he can tackle plus his corner back skills, whats the big deal

  3. cowboyscountry says: Sep 25, 2012 6:32 PM

    So on top of being the league’s best corner, he wants to be the league’s best safety too? He could probably do it.

  4. bluebongzilla says: Sep 25, 2012 6:44 PM

    Signing Carr was a great offseason move. Keeping Jenkins was a great non-move. I like putting Carr at S because Scandrick is at his best in the slot and Jenkins is good enough to start.

  5. d2thejr says: Sep 25, 2012 7:17 PM

    Chiefs fan here and i really had wished we had paid and kept this guy, very good player. Hope nothing but the best for the guy…. and he has very good ballhawk skills for a corner… a safety um maybe.

  6. ppc50 says: Sep 25, 2012 7:26 PM

    Scandrick may play the slot, but he is not good at it. Last year, Scandrick and Alan Ball were consistently getting burned. Jones should never offered such a big contract.

  7. stevincinci says: Sep 25, 2012 7:33 PM

    ppc50, Bengals are not going to trade Reggie Nelson. They too, have no depth at safety.

  8. manofsteel22 says: Sep 25, 2012 7:42 PM

    It’s great having some solid secondary depth for once , still hope there someone available to sign , don’t want Carr back there the whole season

  9. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 25, 2012 8:04 PM

    Like Carr’s attitude but he really needs to be lined up at corner to be the most benefit to the team. Noticed Dallas signed safety Eric Frampton to help out.

  10. itsmammoth says: Sep 25, 2012 8:06 PM

    ppc50 says:
    Sep 25, 2012 6:08 PM
    I would rather see Scandrick, the weakest of their 4 CBs play back there. A bit undersized, but a lot of these safeties in the league are more ball-hawks now. That or trade Scandrick and a couple of picks for a saftety – Reggie Nelson or Huff

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    That would be the WORST thing Dallas could EVER do. Having Scandrick on the field in the first place is a liability. If you haven’t noticed, usually when a big pass play occurs, Scandrick is the one getting burned. I honestly don’t know what Dallas sees in him. He can hit and get burnt, that’s about it.

  11. ppc50 says: Sep 25, 2012 9:06 PM

    I agree itsmammoth – he is a liability and gets burned, but his contract will make him stay in Dallas for 2 more years – unfortunately.

  12. tjacks7 says: Sep 25, 2012 10:13 PM

    dallascowboysdishingthereal says:

    Like Carr’s attitude but he really needs to be lined up at corner to be the most benefit to the team. Noticed Dallas signed safety Eric Frampton to help out.

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    If by “help out” you mean fan on tackles and continuously get burnt in coverage, then yes, he’ll “help out.”

    – Minnesota

  13. gpete1962 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:23 PM

    50 million dollar safety? Either Ryans an idiot or he must not be that good of a corner then.

  14. stercuilus65 says: Sep 26, 2012 12:10 AM

    I suppose he couldn’t suck any worse at safety than he does at CB.

  15. bluebongzilla says: Sep 26, 2012 2:07 AM

    #1 defense baby, #2 passing D to the Packers but the Packers have given up 5 passing TDs (3 for the Cowboys) and 8 passes of 20 yards or more (Cowboys have 6).

  16. starfan79 says: Sep 26, 2012 7:11 AM

    Cowboys have ignored safety since Roy Williams and Darren Woodson. They need to get a safety next season and probably 2 of them. But of course their main priority will be o-line again. This patchwork crap isn’t working.

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