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

AP

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.

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

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.
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    No more than your delusional running back… Eagles fans shouldn’t talk at all.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!!

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.
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    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

  15. nolahxc says:

    The Cowboys are so good at talking year after year about how good they’re going to be.
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    As opposed to all the teams who talk about how bad they’re going to be?

  16. 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”.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.
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    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

  20. 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…

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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!!

  24. 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.

  25. Good luck kid…

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

  26. 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.
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    “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

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