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.