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Jason Garrett: We feel good about what Brandon Carr is all about

XXX during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Orchard Park, New York. Getty Images

The Cowboys have met with a few cornerbacks since the start of free agency, but Nolan Carroll and Patrick Robinson signed with other teams and Leon Hall remains unsigned.

Dallas re-signed Morris Claiborne to go with Orlando Scandrick, who is coming off a torn ACL, and Brandon Carr. Carr was seen as a possible cut thanks to a $13.8 million cap charge, but remains on the roster and coach Jason Garrett said people should be “careful about making” predictions that signing another corner would mean Carr’s departure from the team.

“[Carr], like everyone on our defense, we would like them to be more impactful, more productive,” Garrett said, via ESPN.com. “We need to take the ball away more. Two years we were among the best teams in the NFL doing that. … Brandon has to improve but everybody across our defense has to improve. He has been a steady player for us. He has been a productive player for us at times. It’s a valuable position. And he has done a good job covering guys at very challenging spot throughout his time with the Cowboys. Last year he dealt with an injury, a shoulder. He dealt with it throughout the year. So at times, he probably wasn’t playing his best. But he was out there. He was a guy who showed up every day, who showed up every week.¬†We feel good about what he is all about.”

Carr’s cap hit is a big one, but the Cowboys don’t have anyone better at the moment. A pay cut that brings the number down could be more feasible as they get deeper into the offseason with less money for Carr to find from other teams.

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27 Responses to “Jason Garrett: We feel good about what Brandon Carr is all about”
  1. 6thsense10 says: Mar 25, 2016 1:47 PM

    Unfortunately for Carr I don’t think his contract has an early enough date that it becomes guaranteed and forces Dallas to make a decision to cut or keep him during the early days of free agency….so Dallas will likely try to squeeze him once all other teams have allocated their money to other free agents.

  2. guyljr says: Mar 25, 2016 1:55 PM

    $13.8 million is pretty high for a pile of Carrbage

  3. usmcretailer says: Mar 25, 2016 2:00 PM

    This is another indication how clueless JG is. Carr should have been jettisoned out of big the first day of free agency. This guy is worst Tnew and we know how much a bum he was. This team has not had a solid CB since Deion. If you want a real CB go get Cromartie. Quit trying to sign average CBs we already have many of those already on the defense

  4. axesbluestar says: Mar 25, 2016 2:00 PM

    According to ProFootballFocus’ rankings, Carr is a middle-of-the-pack corner. That’s not terrible to have; what makes him look worse than he is is his awful contract.

  5. cowboyfandc says: Mar 25, 2016 2:37 PM

    Just when I thought my Cowboys were starting to make some sense. No way Carr stays at the pay rate he’s expecting.

    I guess we all know why the valuable Free Agent DBs visited and no deals got done… Garrett and crew are still relying on overpriced Carr.

    Successful teams ensures all positions on a defense is strong. And with Carr, Church in the secondary we still have work to do.

  6. bradybbgoat says: Mar 25, 2016 2:37 PM

    Translation: “We can’t find a trade partner for him and there’s no one better on the market right now. We’ll see what happens after the draft.”

  7. jjackwagon says: Mar 25, 2016 2:37 PM

    Hmmm, so maybe the Chiefs were right in letting him walk. Enjoy your average but overpaid CB.
    Oh by the way, if you cut him, don’t forget to call yourselves cheap for not paying him.

  8. cowboysallday says: Mar 25, 2016 2:39 PM

    @usmcretailer I’m guessing you’re Cromartie’s agent or something I can’t believe you think he’s a good corner. We had the 5th ranked defense vs the pass with one of the worst pass rushes in the league.

  9. tylawspick6 says: Mar 25, 2016 2:43 PM

    Classic Jerry Jones cap mismanagement.

    Hence, why teams like that are always in a cap hell.

  10. logicalvoicepft says: Mar 25, 2016 2:44 PM

    Or as we know him in DC, that cone Desean runs by during a TD.

  11. extrametal says: Mar 25, 2016 2:45 PM

    …cheap shots and pass interference penalties? Or being ridiculously overpaid? More specifics please.

  12. jovan19 says: Mar 25, 2016 2:53 PM

    All about the Benjamins

  13. axesbluestar says: Mar 25, 2016 2:53 PM

    Hence, why teams like that are always in a cap hell.
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    Except that they’re not. But other than that, spot on.

  14. jolly1234 says: Mar 25, 2016 2:54 PM

    more mediocrity from the ‘boys…

  15. jetsmmt says: Mar 25, 2016 3:10 PM

    Bet OBJ is a big fan as well.

  16. mweekes22 says: Mar 25, 2016 3:10 PM

    They’ll save an additional 3 mil if they cut him after june 1st. No need to cut him now, they dont need the 6 mil off the books yet cuz theres no big free agent theyre going after. Go thru the draft and then cut him and get the full 9 mil off the books.

  17. steamingpilerex says: Mar 25, 2016 3:43 PM

    Jason Garrett should feel” good “about still being employed!

  18. axesbluestar says: Mar 25, 2016 3:50 PM

    Bet OBJ is a big fan as well.
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    9 catches for 79 yards and 0 TDs in two games against Dallas last year. Yeah, he lit Carr up.

  19. polegojim says: Mar 25, 2016 4:05 PM

    Too bad it’s been a LONG TIME since Cowboy fans felt good about what the COWBOYS are all about.

    Like an eternal trek through the wilderness… can’t seem to get out of Egypt and the Red Sea won’t part.

  20. mweekes22 says: Mar 25, 2016 4:19 PM

    Opposing D-Lines will part like the red sea when Alfred Moses runs thru it.

  21. terrbwalton says: Mar 25, 2016 6:12 PM

    This is why this team hasn’t won anything for twenty years Failure to properly evaluate talent!!! It continues. Get good players that produce. Get rid of those that don’t!

  22. fiverings37 says: Mar 25, 2016 6:28 PM

    That makes one of us. #CutBait #BrokenCarr

  23. jonwill57 says: Mar 25, 2016 6:43 PM

    As an opposing QB, I feel REALLY good with Brandon Carr being where he is too!

  24. greenbaychicksarefat says: Mar 25, 2016 7:43 PM

    Carr will always be remembered as the dude who got posterized by OBJ. Sorry but that’s his legacy.

  25. bert1913 says: Mar 25, 2016 8:57 PM

    when you say “we” do you mean Jerry & Jerry jr.?

  26. keys2heat says: Mar 25, 2016 10:26 PM

    Clairborne and Carr, what a joke of a secondary on this diaper of a team.

  27. nflrule says: Mar 26, 2016 8:30 AM

    Carr and Garrett are very similar to each other.Both make a lot of money for very little production.

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