Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr has big plans for his third season in Dallas.
“I’m trying to take over the league,” Carr told the Star-Telegram. “I get emotional when I say that because I’m dead serious, man. I’ve been playing this game for six years now, and I’m just ready to make that jump and become that shutdown corner.”
Carr has started all 32 games for the Cowboys since signing a five-year, $50.1 million contract in 2012, but he hasn’t been quite the elite cornerback that a contract of that stature would seem to demand. This year, Carr expects to shut down opposing No. 1 receivers.
“That’s the plan,” Carr said. “As this thing gets on a run, we’ll see how it shakes out, but we just want to be in a position to win ballgames. We felt like we disappointed ourselves last year. We’ve got a big chip on our shoulders. But last year is the past, and it’s time for us to clean the slate and get ready to play this year.”
Taking over the league might be hyperbole, but if Carr plays like one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL this year, that would go a long way toward transforming the Cowboys’ defense from the major liability it was last year.