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Nolan Carroll signs three-year deal with Cowboys

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Free agent cornerback Nolan Carroll is staying in the NFC East and signing with the Cowboys, per multiple reports.

Carroll, 30, played the last three seasons with the Eagles and started every game last season. He has three interceptions over the last two seasons.

USA Today reported that Carroll’s three-year contract is worth $10 million, and that Carroll will make $4 million in 2017.

The Cowboys could lose veteran cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne in free agency, so their signing of Carroll comes as no surprise. Carroll played his first four seasons with the Dolphins and has eight career interceptions in 101 games, 54 starts.

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18 Responses to “Nolan Carroll signs three-year deal with Cowboys”
  1. 1phillyphan says: Mar 10, 2017 7:28 PM

    Carson Wentz is so waiting for Carroll to cover Alshon Jeffrey…TOUCHDOWN!!

  2. wedemboyz88 says: Mar 10, 2017 7:55 PM

    I think Orlando or Byron will be on Alshon

  3. thegenghiskahn88 says: Mar 10, 2017 7:59 PM

    Nolan will be in the slot primarily and they really like Anthony Brown, so I like this move

  4. emmitt22bates40 says: Mar 10, 2017 8:05 PM

    Very disappointed in the Cowboys so far. No deals worth talking about so far.

  5. 61veloce says: Mar 10, 2017 8:07 PM

    Omg. Nolan Carroll sucks.

  6. 23rdusernameused says: Mar 10, 2017 8:11 PM

    as he got up and went to sign the deal, he broke his wrist. out ’til OTA’s at the earliest

  7. weber9152000 says: Mar 10, 2017 8:17 PM

    can`t be any worse then brandon carr

  8. sumkat says: Mar 10, 2017 8:18 PM

    Carroll can’t play in the slot. His change of direction is not good enough. He’s an outside corner. If the Cowboys have a guy that can play both inside and outside, Carroll could technically be the 3rd corner, but if he’s not lining up outside, it’s going to be a problem

    He’s a below average corner IMO, but they could do worse. He’s aggressive, and a solid tackler. However, he’s also TERRIBLE playing the ball in the air. I can’t even tell you how many times he was in perfect position to make a play, but just has no ability to find the ball in the air and track it.

    Not great, but not much, if any, of a drop from Claiborne

  9. trebla72 says: Mar 10, 2017 8:21 PM

    1phillyphan says:
    Mar 10, 2017 7:28 PM
    Carson Wentz is so waiting for Carroll to cover Alshon Jeffrey…TOUCHDOWN!!

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    Well, that’s 1 TD. Who from Philly is covering ANYBODY from Dallas? Besides, Alshon NEVER plays a full season. There is a reason Chicago let him leave and why he only got a 1 year deal.

  10. greymares says: Mar 10, 2017 8:23 PM

    @ wedemboyz88; still TOUCHDOWN !

  11. asparatame says: Mar 10, 2017 8:35 PM

    sumkat says:
    Mar 10, 2017 8:18 PM
    Carroll can’t play in the slot. His change of direction is not good enough. He’s an outside corner. If the Cowboys have a guy that can play both inside and outside, Carroll could technically be the 3rd corner, but if he’s not lining up outside, it’s going to be a problem
    He’s a below average corner IMO, but they could do worse. He’s aggressive, and a solid tackler. However, he’s also TERRIBLE playing the ball in the air. I can’t even tell you how many times he was in perfect position to make a play, but just has no ability to find the ball in the air and track it.
    Not great, but not much, if any, of a drop from Claiborne

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    Claiborne was a top 10 CB last year before yet another injury. If you mean you can’t rely on Claiborne to be on the field this last part makes sense. He was finally finding his groove above the shoulders, but he just keeps the trainers too busy. Carroll isn’t that talented.

  12. 1phillyphan says: Mar 10, 2017 9:36 PM

    Trebla72…My Eagles absolutely sucked last year yet should have beaten you Boys last yr. Took them to OT with ZERO WRs and just a was bad team…
    You talk about Alshon never playing a full season like he’s Dez Bryant or something. Fact is he WAS wanted in Chicago. He didn’t want to play there. The one yr deal was smart because if he violates the PED thing. He’ll face a 10 game suspension..Your one year was impressive but… We’ll see this year

  13. trebla72 says: Mar 10, 2017 9:49 PM

    1phillyphan says:
    Mar 10, 2017 9:36 PM
    Trebla72…My Eagles absolutely sucked last year yet should have beaten you Boys last yr. Took them to OT with ZERO WRs and just a was bad team…
    You talk about Alshon never playing a full season like he’s Dez Bryant or something. Fact is he WAS wanted in Chicago. He didn’t want to play there. The one yr deal was smart because if he violates the PED thing. He’ll face a 10 game suspension..Your one year was impressive but… We’ll see this year
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    I live 30 miles from Chicago so I know what’s been going on with the Bears. They had ZERO interest in re-signing him because he misses games. He’s always nicked up but it’s always muscle issues they thought he could play through. Another thing is that it was well-known that he wanted to play in a warm weather climate and hated Chicago weather. So the Chicago media has been laughing that he only got a 1 year/prove it deal in a cold weather city.

  14. billy00balls says: Mar 10, 2017 10:53 PM

    He’ll prolly do alright.
    Sadly, many Eagle dbs underperform in Philly then go on to play solid for other teams.

  15. 'boys4life says: Mar 10, 2017 11:26 PM

    I heard rumors the nfl was going to eliminate players on defense and just make offenses navigate thru moving tackling dummies in order to decrease risk of CTE. That’s great news for the Cowboys, they don’t have a defense anyway.

  16. questionableopinion says: Mar 11, 2017 1:15 AM

    I am jealous, as a Packers fan. He is a solid enough corner and came cheap. Still waiting for my team to address their biggest need – by far. Maybe that will be by signing Carr.

  17. txmidnite says: Mar 11, 2017 1:52 PM

    sumkat says:
    Mar 10, 2017 8:18 PM

    Carroll can’t play in the slot….
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    Not a problem. Orlando Scandrick has a lock on the slot CB position. Carroll was the best CB in Philly last season… although that’s not saying much. He’s still starter quality and a good gap filler while Dallas will be shopping the CB market in the draft anyway.

  18. jerrysglassescleaner says: Mar 12, 2017 5:00 PM

    Relax folks. Scandrick is among the best in the NFL for the slot. Anthony Brown is playing ahead of his years (lights out). Proud of that kid. So much was asked of him and he delivered no complaints no questions asked. Yea he got beat but he keeps coming and coming. He is part of the Cowboys EPIC 2016 rookie class. Nolan Carroll adds depth to our secondary. Will add quality veteranship to the rotation. More guys to come. Free agency is young, prices are dropping on players asking for the Moon plus we have our scouting home run hitters for the draft. Dallas is in good shape.

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