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Report: Cowboys expected to cut Brandon Carr

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr runs a drill during Dallas Cowboys' NFL training camp, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas) AP

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr is scheduled to be one of the most expensive cornerbacks in the league in 2016 from a salary cap standpoint.

Because of his contract, Carr was always viewed as a potential cap casualty after two fairly mediocre seasons in Dallas. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, the Cowboys intend to release Carr barring an agreement on a a pay cut being reached.

Carr hasn’t had an interception in two years despite starting in all 32 games for Dallas over that span. While his first two seasons in Dallas were promising with six interceptions total and double-digit passes defended in each season, Carr hasn’t performed at the same level since.

Carr’s cap cost is set to be $13.8 million in 2016 for Dallas. Only Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman and the freshly franchised Josh Norman would account for more salary cap dollars next season. Releasing Carr would free up cap space for the Cowboys. Just how much space depends on if he is a pre- or post-June 1 release.

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15 Responses to “Report: Cowboys expected to cut Brandon Carr”
  1. gohomeweeden says: Mar 1, 2016 11:43 PM

    Carr was signed in 2012. My math says that is 4 mediocre season, not 2.

  2. ariani1985 says: Mar 1, 2016 11:48 PM

    Turd Thompson on line 1 thru 10!

    #OT you lose again!

  3. nachofacefakeindian says: Mar 1, 2016 11:50 PM

    Between him and Mo C; what a train-wreck.

  4. chawk12thman says: Mar 1, 2016 11:55 PM

    6.3M if released pre-June 1
    9.1M if released with Post June 1 designation.

    2.8 Mil saved on cap space by designating post June 1. Seems something that they would do.

  5. web276 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:20 AM

    A great person, teammate , leader, and local hero……but didn’t put up the expected numbers for what he was paid.., so there should be a bunch of jerry jones jokes for this right? ?? Or did ESPN not tell the non thinkers how to feel about this?

  6. grantgoodman93 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:45 AM

    GOOD RIDDANCE

  7. amaf21 says: Mar 2, 2016 2:17 AM

    Another great pickup by the best gm in the league.

  8. greg3117 says: Mar 2, 2016 3:20 AM

    I can get zero INTs for that kind of money!

  9. brooks45 says: Mar 2, 2016 3:21 AM

    Making room for Janoris Jenkins

  10. montango says: Mar 2, 2016 5:58 AM

    Good

  11. bluechocolaterain says: Mar 2, 2016 7:28 AM

    To the Eagles he goes, where all of Dallas’ scraps go to be overpaid.

  12. cowboysallday says: Mar 2, 2016 10:26 AM

    If only he would redo his contract. He may not have gotten ints but he was pretty damn good. He was matched up with everyone’s #1s last year and shut all of them down, including Odell in both games. Oh well

  13. jbarge says: Mar 2, 2016 10:31 AM

    He struggled the last two seasons, but still started 32 games. Something can be said for someone who shows up to work each week and doesn’t visit the training room for injuries. I thought an extension would be in order – give a two year extension worth approx 7 mil to help spread his cap value right now over the next three years. He’s not a super star, but ht was the best available free agency CB at the time.

  14. guyljr says: Mar 2, 2016 11:36 AM

    Time to take out the Carrbage!

  15. thegenghiskahn88 says: Mar 8, 2016 4:49 AM

    If his cap number wasn’t so high, I’d keep him.

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