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Brandon Carr excited to cover “best receiver in the league,” Megatron

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Dez Bryant may think he can do everything Calvin Johnson does, but Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr says that if he’s going to get a chance to cover the best receiver in the NFL, that chance will come not at practice but on Sunday in Detroit.

Carr told Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram that after facing Denver receiver Demaryius Thomas, Washington receiver Pierre Garcon and Philadelphia receiver DeSean Jackson the past three weeks, taking on Johnson will be a unique challenge.

This one is more special,” Carr said. “He is the best receiver in the league. For my coaches to have confidence to allow me to go out there and challenge him for 60 minutes, it gives me confidence. Now, it’s time to go play and time to have fun.”

Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher said he thinks it’s Johnson who should be concerned about getting ready to face Carr.

“It should be the other way around in my book: How difficult Megatron’s job is going to be,” Hatcher said. “That’s what I think, because Brandon is playing lights out. It’s going to be a battle, and I’m looking forward to it. I really appreciate what those guys do, but I’m pretty sure Megatron’s on tape right now thinking about Brandon Carr, because he is playing unbelievable. There’s not a corner playing like him right now.”

And there’s no bigger challenge for a cornerback than Calvin Johnson.

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47 Responses to “Brandon Carr excited to cover “best receiver in the league,” Megatron”
  1. bennyb82 says: Oct 23, 2013 6:35 PM

    But only third best on Dallas…
    -Rob Ryan-

  2. staffordsyear says: Oct 23, 2013 6:37 PM

    I dont know who Jason Hatcher is but he sure got a chuckle out of me.

  3. thetruthcampaign says: Oct 23, 2013 6:43 PM

    Well-said. But, does Carr have 2 more of himself that can all outjump Megatron in the endzone?

  4. gerard33 says: Oct 23, 2013 6:43 PM

    Go B Carr! KC still has love for ya

  5. willnit says: Oct 23, 2013 6:44 PM

    Lol Jason Hatcher. You’re a trip, son.

  6. jwalters121 says: Oct 23, 2013 6:44 PM

    Ok. Cue the Cowboy haters.

  7. howmanyringsyougot says: Oct 23, 2013 6:49 PM

    If Dallas keeps their corners in man coverage, they will make it tougher on Megatron, that’s what their corners are best at. But of course Megatron will have his catches and a TD or 2. That’s expected from the best WR in the league. The key for the Dallas D will be how they handle Bush and Pettigrew.

  8. moerawn says: Oct 23, 2013 6:51 PM

    Ha Ha I ‘m a Cowboy fan but I hold no illusions on Carr v. Megatron.

  9. pgcubano says: Oct 23, 2013 6:53 PM

    im sure you’ll be beggineg to cover someone else by halftime

  10. dtownsportslions says: Oct 23, 2013 6:54 PM

    No offense to Brandon Carr but if he plans on holding down that monster, he better expect safety help all game.

  11. gochargersgo says: Oct 23, 2013 6:54 PM

    Good luck kid. Took 3 guys on Cincy to cover him last sunday, and they still failed.

  12. jamezz23 says: Oct 23, 2013 7:03 PM

    Megatron looks to be fully healthy now. Carr is gonna have help from safetys on the outside and help from the lbs in the middle and watch, Calvin will still go for 100+ with a TD. He’s just to hard to contain

  13. northshorejag says: Oct 23, 2013 7:23 PM

    I’m sure the feeling is mutual

  14. friendofinnocence says: Oct 23, 2013 7:26 PM

    Jason Hatcher – Best defensive tackle in the NFL – 6 sacks already.

  15. mydogsnameisvick says: Oct 23, 2013 7:26 PM

    Reggie Bush is going to set an NFL record for running back receiving yards against that sorry Cowboys defense.

  16. patssox says: Oct 23, 2013 7:28 PM

    Megatron is my fantasy WR1 and my first pick. I’m not concerned. He’s going to help me keep winning.

  17. handsomehawk says: Oct 23, 2013 7:33 PM

    Carr isn’t defending Larry Fitzgerald this week?

  18. greenejoemean says: Oct 23, 2013 7:35 PM

    Shots fired at Bryant ?

  19. thereyougo2 says: Oct 23, 2013 7:37 PM

    Looking at this past Sundays game on the philadelphiamagazine.com site where they showed a series of still pictures, DeSean Jackson owned this guy. Of course the philly QB never got the ball to an open Jackson.

  20. lionshawk says: Oct 23, 2013 7:38 PM

    Maybe the Cowboys think this is a talking contest?

  21. darocnessmonsta says: Oct 23, 2013 7:40 PM

    Carr has shut Down Three of the premier Wr’s over the past three weeks only thing Calvin has over Carr is his Height I think Carr is big enough 6’1 and half weighs 210 for a corner now if he can keep up with Deshaun Jackson like he did all game last week to me he is the fastest Wr in the League then I think If he can Jam him at the line he will have a good game against Johnson!!!

  22. mackcarrington says: Oct 23, 2013 7:44 PM

    Johnson ought to bring a few loaves of bread with him to the game so he can make plenty of “toast”.

  23. darocnessmonsta says: Oct 23, 2013 7:44 PM

    oh and to the fella who chuckled at Hatcher and said he doesnt know who he is well he is DT with 6 sacks being his first year in 4-3

  24. bigbenh8tr says: Oct 23, 2013 7:53 PM

    Jasom Hatcher – 6 sacks 1 forces fumble 3 pass deflections. That’s who he is.

    Its gonna be tough on Carr but don’t act like Desean beat him with still frames buddy. That’s what qbs use to read the defense.

  25. darocnessmonsta says: Oct 23, 2013 8:06 PM

    just checked last time Johnson matched up against Carr he had 3 Recs and 29yds although he did have 2TD’s they came against the opposite corner Brandon Flowers while in KC so I think Carr Will be fine, Not and Opinion those stats are Facts!!!

  26. matt2calvin says: Oct 23, 2013 8:08 PM

    Carr has shut down three good WR’s – but they didn’t have great QB’s throwing the ball…

    Stafford will throw to CJ regardless of who is covering him. Stafford has a cannon for an arm and an OC that likes to chuck the ball.

    Carr is good, but nobody can cover a great WR on every play for an entire game – it just isn’t humanly possible.

    CJ will get his, but that doesn’t take away from Carr’s ability as a DB – the rules today are just stacked against him.

  27. phloorioisanarcissist says: Oct 23, 2013 8:36 PM

    Wow, Cowboys are delusional. Seriously, Carr is a good cover corner, but there is no one like Megatron. I don’t think anyone could make an argument, that Calvin Johnson is not a top 3 receiver, and maybe the best pass catching receiver in the game today. Also, the most difficult receiver to man up on.

    No disrespect, but Brandon Carr is not a top 3 defensive back. If he plays man with no safety help all game, Megatron will have a HUGE game.

  28. foosball1984 says: Oct 23, 2013 8:53 PM

    my corners in cincy covered him good all last sunday and he still made them look stupid, good luck carr you’re gonna need it, he’s the best receiver in the game for a reason.

  29. bluebongzilla says: Oct 23, 2013 8:54 PM

    And you think Stafford is great, right? Come on, man. RG3 even has a winning record as a starter with no Megatron to throw to.

    Cue the music for “Lowered Expectations”.

  30. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 23, 2013 8:55 PM

    Cowboys gettin’ that swaggar back. Deal with it.

  31. darocnessmonsta says: Oct 23, 2013 9:56 PM

    lol the guy who said Carr didnt play three premier Qb’s the last three weeks must believe Peyton Manning is an average Qb lol

  32. stylinak says: Oct 23, 2013 10:08 PM

    Sorry Carr, but your going up against a top 5 QB and the best reciever in the league with a banged up Dallas defense. I’m sure you have talent, but your help is also gonna have to keep up with Bush, Durham and Pettigrew. Good luck

  33. stephenolszewski says: Oct 23, 2013 10:18 PM

    Can’t wait to see this matchup I like Carr a lot, he’s a very underrated CB in the league and has been since Kansas City

  34. soaringeagle13 says: Oct 23, 2013 10:43 PM

    A few years ago during a Cowboys-Giants matchup Troy Aikman actually said that Miles Austin was the best WR in the league…he actually said that

  35. phloorioisanarcissist says: Oct 23, 2013 11:45 PM

    Oh wow, Jason Hatcher has six sacks in a 4-3. Well, first I’m not sure why you are pointing out he’s in a 4-3. DT in a 4-3 have a MUCH greater chance of getting sacks than those in a 3-4, as the nose tackle mostly anchors the line in a 3-4. I’ve watched the Cowboys play all year and have seen nothing spectacular from Jason Hatcher. His 6 sacks were mostly breakdowns on the offensive line and a product of pressure from Ware. But hey, I guess everybody needs a hero.

  36. mylionsroaring says: Oct 23, 2013 11:45 PM

    What is up with this Cowboys team talking so much smack. Us Lions fans are upset we are 4-3 because we feel we let two slip away, and the other we were missing Megatron.

    The Cowboys on the other hand seem pretty happy to be 4-3, as though they are playing great ball this year. This combo usually means the Lions will be 5-3 with a chip going into their bye, while the Cowboys will be 4-4 happy they still have a shot at a playoff birth with the weak division they are in.

    Don’t worry Cowboy fans we plan to beat Philly, and the Giants too when we face them. That will help you out some.

  37. ragingmouse says: Oct 24, 2013 12:06 AM

    Won’t matter, Stafford will be on the ground most of the day…5-6 sacks Sunday ( cowboys win ) mark it down!

  38. gmemm says: Oct 24, 2013 12:14 AM

    Carr will shutdown cj 4 rec 60 yrs 0 TDs

  39. strongmackn says: Oct 24, 2013 5:39 AM

    Brandon carr is pro bowl talent.

    Which calvin johnson are we talking about though? Thats right theres only 1. He is hall of fame talent.

  40. bonniebengal says: Oct 24, 2013 7:24 AM

    Watch the tape of Johnson catching a touchdown pass with three Cincinnati defenders all around him. He just kind of transformed around him. He is Megatron. Good luck Carr. You will need it.

  41. bonniebengal says: Oct 24, 2013 7:25 AM

    Watch the tape of Johnson catching a touchdown pass with three Cincinnati defenders all around him. He just kind of transformed around them. He is Megatron. Good luck Carr. You will need it.

  42. dodohead418 says: Oct 24, 2013 8:32 AM

    He may be excited, but after he gets beat constantly then that excitment will go away. Besides that point love his attitude!

  43. watchdawg1103 says: Oct 24, 2013 9:38 AM

    I love my Cowboys but this is Megatron, not Riley Cooper. The key for the defense will be man cover with safety help and stopping the run. The main person that could give the defense a headache will be Bush as a receiver.

  44. bluebongzilla says: Oct 24, 2013 10:00 AM

    Oh right, Lions are roaring. One winning season since 2001, what do they have to roar about?

  45. bluebongzilla says: Oct 24, 2013 10:30 AM

    CJ could get 20 catches for 300 yards but if the Lions can’t win, what good is it?

    Lions have been AWFUL since they drafted him. Stafford is 21-31 as a starter. Seems that many people think that they’re both “great”. Why? Great players win.

    “Lowered expectations”.

  46. bluebongzilla says: Oct 24, 2013 10:31 AM

    Yep Aikman also once said that the Eagles are the best-run organization in sports.

  47. BringBackTheFlex says: Oct 24, 2013 11:29 AM

    Wow. You mean a much taller receiver caught a jump ball over a bunch of much shorter DBs? Gosh! What an incredible WR?

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