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Cowboys’ Brandon Carr: “I’m trying to take over the league”

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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.

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54 Responses to “Cowboys’ Brandon Carr: “I’m trying to take over the league””
  1. joetoronto says: May 19, 2014 6:21 AM

    Yet another delusional Cowboy, surprise!

  2. diegiantsdie says: May 19, 2014 6:27 AM

    6 and 10 at best. Joke of a franchise

  3. vikingapologist says: May 19, 2014 6:28 AM

    Who else is getting tired of “I have got a chip on my shoulder” seriously?? Can these guys come up with some new material?? Chips, something to prove, make them pay? What of bad cliché can you come up with?

  4. thefootballgodssay says: May 19, 2014 6:31 AM

    ROTFLMAO

  5. courtjester1234 says: May 19, 2014 6:41 AM

    Maybe he meant fantasy league. Cause it it ain’t happening with Jerry around

  6. lawyermalloy says: May 19, 2014 6:43 AM

    You have to be skeptical of ANY player that Jerry Jones decides to give a lot of money too. JJ hasn’t a clue when it comes to evaluating talent. My guess is that Carr couldn’t start for most teams in the league.

  7. yeahthedolphinsmakemecry says: May 19, 2014 6:43 AM

    didn’t he talk smack to Megatron last year, and then Calvin destroyed him? lol

  8. yooperman says: May 19, 2014 6:44 AM

    Speaking of bad cliches, The apple doesn’t fall too far from the GM tree. Plant crazy get crazy.

  9. seabreezes51 says: May 19, 2014 6:44 AM

    He will be responsible for one of the wins and one of the losses in another 8-8 season.

  10. dapollock69 says: May 19, 2014 6:46 AM

    “I’m planning on taking over the movie industry.”

    John Holmes. 1965

  11. mickmars says: May 19, 2014 6:50 AM

    Let me know how that works out for you Brandon

  12. nolahxc says: May 19, 2014 6:51 AM

    The Cowboys are so good at talking year after year about how good they’re going to be.

  13. stainlineho says: May 19, 2014 6:54 AM

    Dude drank that Jerrah Juice!!!

  14. Pittsburgh Nation Wins Super Bowls says: May 19, 2014 6:55 AM

    LOL, wow.

  15. chiadam says: May 19, 2014 7:15 AM

    They disappointed themselves and have a big chip on their shoulders. Got it. So, is the chip for themselves?

  16. hodag54501 says: May 19, 2014 7:28 AM

    Pro Football Talk fans shout in chorus
    “Jerry should be in an institutional.”
    Now again he drafts a guy
    equally as football delusional.

  17. greymares says: May 19, 2014 7:44 AM

    Is everybody affiliated with the Cowboys a whack job, It certainly seems that way. As an Eagle fan I find it an endearing way for that franchise to be. lol.

  18. officialgame says: May 19, 2014 7:48 AM

    Come on guys he was just talking about his fantasy team.

  19. wiztopher says: May 19, 2014 7:53 AM

    One name that’s gonna make sure Dallas goes nowhere for at least a decade: Chip Kelly.

  20. ridingwithnohandlebars says: May 19, 2014 7:54 AM

    Reminds me of Pinky and the Brain. I guess if Carr is Brain, that would make Jerry Pinky, narf.

  21. jerruhjones says: May 19, 2014 7:56 AM

    He related to Rex Ryan?

  22. rs says: May 19, 2014 8:00 AM

    It’s pretty funny reading some of the reaction to a player talking like that, as if every team in the league doesn’t have players that talk exactly the same way.

    Confidence is good, the desire to get better is good, if he didn’t have both I’d be far more worried.

  23. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 19, 2014 8:01 AM

    Carr struggled in their new defense last year and they have a big investment in him to do better this year. Carr is a capable CB that should play much better this year. Not convinced he takes over the league.

  24. vusnu says: May 19, 2014 8:01 AM

    And if he doesn’t, it won’t . . .

  25. nflfollower says: May 19, 2014 8:16 AM

    He did a great job on megatron last year. Funny how the guys who dominate in this league dont have to spout off about it

  26. n0hopeleft says: May 19, 2014 8:16 AM

    greymares says:May 19, 2014 7:44 AM

    Is everybody affiliated with the Cowboys a whack job, It certainly seems that way. As an Eagle fan I find it an endearing way for that franchise to be. lol.
    _________________________________

    No more than your delusional running back… Eagles fans shouldn’t talk at all.

  27. notthetroll says: May 19, 2014 8:22 AM

    just live up to the contract and zip it until you do.

  28. squared80 says: May 19, 2014 8:24 AM

    That Cowboys defense was pretty good last year, right? Anyone? Bueller?

  29. paulsmith107 says: May 19, 2014 8:26 AM

    Lol just reading some of these comments you can clearly see half of these knuckleheads know nothing about football the cowboys or the player involved. For the guy who claimed just another guy Jerry drafted as dilution so as him. Thank you for showing how smart you are but Jerry did t draft care the chiefs did. Oh how about the guy who guessed Carr couldn’t start of any other team in the nfl. Yeah he def couldn’t except he started for the chiefs. How about the guy saying Calvin torched him. Well if you know a single thing about the Tampa 2 you would know its a zone d not man when you play zone not one man gets burnt because it’s a zone maybe he burnt the secondary but it wasn’t Carr Mano e Mano. Finally the guy who thinks all these cliches are lame well if you are so swift why don’t you post some really cool ones you have in your little brain.

  30. fissels says: May 19, 2014 8:45 AM

    Hey Brandon, just shut up and play

  31. conormacleod says: May 19, 2014 8:49 AM

    I can’t remember the last time the Cowboys made some noise on the field. And nobody expects it to be this year.

  32. richndc says: May 19, 2014 9:00 AM

    girls! girls! calm down, it was another out of context quote, like everything else posted here—just to get all of you riled up, take your panties out of a bunch and simmer down–unless you like being played like puppets on a str–oh yeah, you all do. Sorry forgot, carry on!!

  33. flexx91 says: May 19, 2014 9:04 AM

    Whatever you say. That fact remains this team is still mediocre at best. By the way, how did you get past grade school English?

  34. killer0316 says: May 19, 2014 9:13 AM

    All you eagle fans crack me up you talk so much junk yet the best thing the whole city has done in the last 40 plus years is Rocky balboa. we’ll let me tell you something philly fans he isn’t real just like Santa and the Easter bunny that trophy case is still empty. You want to talk how the cowboys are a 500 team the last 20 years? We’ll go ahead your team has been a ringless team for 50 plus years !! But hey you guys still got rocky right? Philly fans you guys are by far far dumbest fans out there.

  35. bigbenh8tr says: May 19, 2014 9:15 AM

    lawyermalloy says:
    May 19, 2014 6:43 AM
    You have to be skeptical of ANY player that Jerry Jones decides to give a lot of money too. JJ hasn’t a clue when it comes to evaluating talent. My guess is that Carr couldn’t start for most teams in the league.
    ____________________________________
    He has started every game for 6 years, I’m pretty sure he could start for the majority of NFL teams since there are only about 7 or 8 teams with 2 good corners.
    He has had double digit pdef. every season since his rookie year and had spent the last 2 seasons on a team with no safety help.
    He had eric berry to help out on the Chiefs.

    Please learn about football before making a ridiculously ignorant comment

  36. cowpiesnotcowboys says: May 19, 2014 9:16 AM

    He’s planning to move way up in the rankings, to the 31st defense in the league.

  37. bigbenh8tr says: May 19, 2014 9:19 AM

    Chip Kelly had one good season and amounted to NOTHING come playoff time. Still have 0 rings. Enjoy the hype.

  38. abninf says: May 19, 2014 9:25 AM

    nolahxc says:

    The Cowboys are so good at talking year after year about how good they’re going to be.
    ===================================

    As opposed to all the teams who talk about how bad they’re going to be?

  39. shayeezy says: May 19, 2014 9:48 AM

    there are STILL (brainless) chiefs fans who think we should’ve kept this guy and given him the money he wanted.

    also, it’s never good when you have to say “I’m dead serious, man”.

  40. flexx91 says: May 19, 2014 9:49 AM

    And there are a bunch of near twenty year old Cowboys fans who have yet to experience what winning a championship feels like. Pretty sad when you’ve come to accept being mediocre that you’re actually starting to defend it.

  41. psj3809 says: May 19, 2014 9:51 AM

    Why didnt he try and ‘take over the league’ when he first signed for Dallas ?

    Instead of 2 years into this huge deal and he realises he better start playing better for that money.

  42. killer0316 says: May 19, 2014 10:01 AM

    And there are a bunch of near twenty year old Cowboys fans who have yet to experience what winning a championship feels like. Pretty sad when you’ve come to accept being mediocre that you’re actually starting to defend it.
    ———————————————————————————-

    Who’s defending it dummy? I never defended it I’m just stating that they are a 500 team over the last 20 years what am I gonna do jump ship because my team has under achieved? Maybe that’s how you roll and jump on bandwagons but I stick with my team

  43. coldwater32301 says: May 19, 2014 10:07 AM

    Good For you Cowboys about time somebody about time one of you stepped up other than Jerry and proclaim some type of greatness for the year… I like maybe that’s the energy they need to get things going and become America’s team again because as of now the Patriots have it and we cant stand it…Indeed…

  44. flexx91 says: May 19, 2014 10:13 AM

    Dummy? How about a coward reference to you. Idiot. Doubt seriously you’d me that in person. Coward.

  45. shatho1 says: May 19, 2014 10:15 AM

    to all the beagle fans out there let me remind u of how well your team actually did do against the cowboys. first game u pretty much got stomped and the last game u barely beat one of the worst defenses in the league by 2 points just 2, yes a win is a win (for all u fans that want to pull that line) so apparently the beagles really aren’t that good, so before u talk crap at least win a playoff game first and Chip Kelly isn’t that great so get a grip

  46. jbaxt says: May 19, 2014 10:15 AM

    He had Eric Berry “help” for 1 year, Berry’s rookie year. Berry was injured in year 2. Carr was gone in Berry’s 3rd year.

    So take your own medicine, and get a clue.

    By the way Berry is not an over the top FS, or in your words, he’s not there for “help”. He’s a SS who plays more like a LB and gets up on the LOS occasionally.

    Cowboy apologists are funny, but ignorant.

  47. killer0316 says: May 19, 2014 10:35 AM

    Stop crying dummy and call rocky

  48. ericn42000 says: May 19, 2014 10:40 AM

    That should have always been the plan , from day 1 when you signed that contract that overpayed you!! Quit talking and do it. I’m tired of hearing talk from this team,I wanna see it during the season, and maybe we could talk our way into the playoffs!! COM ON MAAAAN!!

  49. slick50ks says: May 19, 2014 10:44 AM

    I’m so glad the Chiefs didn’t pay him.

    He’s a serviceable CB, but I wouldn’t have given him that much money. Maybe half. He was never a #1, but Dallas has no choice but to play him there since the guy they drafted a few years ago is a bust.

  50. darocnessmonsta says: May 19, 2014 11:49 AM

    Im a Cowboys Fan And Even I think this Statement Is Funny, He needs to Just Shut up and Play!!!!

  51. djshnooks says: May 19, 2014 11:56 AM

    Good luck kid…

    Tony Romo’s still trying to figure out how to hold a snap for a field goal!

  52. bigbenh8tr says: May 19, 2014 12:07 PM

    jbaxt says:
    May 19, 2014 10:15 AM
    He had Eric Berry “help” for 1 year, Berry’s rookie year. Berry was injured in year 2. Carr was gone in Berry’s 3rd year.

    So take your own medicine, and get a clue.

    By the way Berry is not an over the top FS, or in your words, he’s not there for “help”. He’s a SS who plays more like a LB and gets up on the LOS occasionally.

    Cowboy apologists are funny, but ignorant.
    ___________________________________
    “In his first season, Berry started all 16 games and became the first Chiefs rookie to be selected to the Pro Bowl since linebacker great Derrick Thomas. Berry had a big impact on the team’s defense, helping to improve it from 29th best unit in 2009 in terms of points allowed to 11th in 2010, In addition to starting every game, Berry was on the field for almost half of Kansas City’s special teams plays and was the only Chiefs defender to play every defensive snap.”

    It is a passing league. You can harp on FS vs SS responsibilities but film doesn’t lie. There was a pretty even split between pass coverage, blitzing , and run support. Anyone who has watched the Steelers play over the past 7 years knows very well how involved in the passing game Troy Polomalu has been as a SS. 6 out of 11 seasons he has double digit pass def

    Good try buddy. I said he had Berry to help, and not sure where I said every year in KC. Not to mentioned he also had Brandon Flowers who has only missed 1 game since his rookie season.

    Keep backing yourself into a corner

  53. trollaikman8 says: May 19, 2014 12:34 PM

    His salary has taken over the cowboys cap.

  54. axespray says: May 19, 2014 12:58 PM

    Dude got lit up by an undrafted free agent catching passes from Matt Flynn.

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