Agent: Brandon Carr will not take a pay cut with Dallas

AP

The Dallas Cowboys have hoped they could convince cornerback Brandon Carr to take a pay cut this offseason.

Carr doesn’t appear to be open to that idea.

According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Carr’s agent, Ben Dogra, said that Carr will not be taking a pay cut with the Cowboys.

With Morris Claiborne sidelined for the offseason and a possible candidate to land on the physically unable to perform list to start the year, the Cowboys could certainly use Carr’s depth and experience on the roster. However, it also makes the argument for Carr to accept a pay cut a bit hollow as well.

Carr is scheduled to make $8 million this season from Dallas. With his refusal to accept a pay cut, it may lead to the Cowboys having to release Carr. The team has less than $5 million in salary cap space currently, per NFLPA records.

74 responses to “Agent: Brandon Carr will not take a pay cut with Dallas

  1. Cut his a$$ the last round of cuts. He’ll be lucky to get 2M. He has not earned the money paid to date and no team will give him close to 8 mil, he should take the cut.

  2. Sounds like they are between a rock and a hard spot. You don’t give an employee a raise just because he needs money and you can’t expect him to take a cut, just because you can’t manage your cap. Ask Romo to take a cut. He makes 2 and 1/2 times what Carr is due.

  3. Dogra huh? Where’s the speculation that Carr will now be traded or released. Maybe AP isn’t the problem. Maybe it is Dogra the whole time.

  4. Why would he take a pay cut? The Cowboys have no leverage. They essentially can’t cut him.

    While his cap number is 12.7 million, cutting him would save a mere $500k.

  5. it would be Foolish of the Cowboys to cut him. Our second best corner behind Scandrick signed with the bucs (Sterling Moore) and the last time we used a first round pick on a defensive back it happened to be the 7th overall and I can’t say Morris Claiborne has met the Cowboys expectations as of yet.
    Who else is out there?

  6. This is the deal he was offered why must he take a cut
    If they cut him say by to any playoff chance

    Not saying he is great cause he is not but he can cover better then any1 left on the market

    U can try n go new englands route but good luck

  7. It is truly sad, what this country has become. A bunch of wanna be owners who couldn’t manage a kool-aide stand, beating the drum against a man getting whatever he can in compensation for his skills and effort. Not to mention that everyone with an internet connection has become an expert in NFL talent evaluation. Makes me wanna puke.

  8. Go ahead and cut him.
    Mr. Andy Reid will give him an opportunity to return home with his tail between his legs…..at 2 million/yr.
    He can be the Chiefs nickel back, and play a small role on the DYNASTY team Andy has assembled to rule the league over the next decade.

    He aint gonna get no championship ring in Dallas, better come home, apologize to the Hunt family, and beg for a chance to get MULTIPLE rings…….in KC

  9. He’s a great corner but money is the reason the Chiefs let him walk also. Some players are just like that, it’s more about the money and less about the team.

  10. The Cowboys are $5m under the cap? Must be nice to sign a $13m free agent but the league lets you count it as a $3m cap hit. I would like to hear the NFLPA’s opinion of the super team-friendly, we’ll-pay-you-on-Friday-if -we-feel-like-it “contract” that Greg Hardy got. Maybe every team should just go to league-minimum base salaries with sixteen “good behavior” bonuses. Whatcha think, DeMaurice?

  11. Brandon Carr better think real hard about the pay cut he reminds me of Terrance Newman both stayed getting beat in coverage n both made damn good money off cowboys so once again Carr take pay cut or you want be a cowboy next season

  12. Why would he take a pay cut? The Cowboys have no leverage. They essentially can’t cut him.

    While his cap number is 12.7 million, cutting him would save a mere $500k.
    ———————-
    if he is designated a post June 1 cut they save about 5 mil.

  13. Another selfish, overpaid athlete not living up to his contract. Take the damn pay cut and help the team win another SuperBowl. Or at the very least intercept a frigging pass.

  14. Carr has NOT produced the way he has been paid. The Cowboys have not had a return on their investment. This is a great defensive draft. I look for the Cowboys to cut him and fill his place with a more productive draft pick. We WILL be better off this season!

  15. Time to find out if a better pass rush (after Hardy comes off suspension) really makes your secondary better. Send Carr on his way,if he won’t make an adjustment, and get after the quarterback.

  16. being a jets fan you need him even tho he sucks and is overpaid. cuz when ur corners are worse than he is like last season then u really see how miserable it can be (kyle Wilson)

  17. He’s making a good decision I think; Cowboys don’t have much leverage to force him to take a pay cut yet.

    Only chance they aren’t bluffing about the possibility of cutting him is if they take a corner in first 2 rounds they’re comfortable starting and wait until June when no one has money to shell out on Carr, THEN they’ll have leverage but at the moment if they cut Carr that immediately becomes a the biggest position of need you have to spend a 1st or 2nd on and Dallas doesn’t want that and they don’t necessarily NEED him to take a pay cut at the moment anyway.

  18. Sure he was overpaid when we got him. Now if he was a team player he would accept a cut. Based on his play, he should be fired. Maybe we should look for help in the draft and wave good bye to can’t cover anything Carr. GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Looks like Ben Dogra is trying to get all his clients cut so he can snag some $ from them when they sign new contracts with other teams.

  20. Dcapettini…romo exceeds his paycheck in his performance…huge difference there chief..and yes, employees take salary cuts everyday to keep there jobs….

  21. I’m a die hard Cowboys fan.

    We do not need Carr. We can get the same play from pretty much anyone. He’s been mediocre at best.

    Pay cut, or get cut.

  22. So let me understand the issue. You as his agent have advised him that
    he is a marketable product in excess of his value to Dallas. 2014 he was ranked 59 th in pro football focus ratings. Last year PFF described a
    108.6 completion rate with a not so high rating regarding ability to
    tackle. So now that we cited statistics lets just go with what a typical
    fan sees. Coverage is way up and down. Must be physical at line of
    scrimmage because his long speed is not so good.Carr is very inconsistent getting his hands on the receiver As far as tackling;
    doesn’t exactly show a desire to set the edge. When fans are not sure
    if your client or Morris Claiborne is the physical one. You client is in trouble.
    I understand all agents have a job. I would believe that an agent should never posture in public unless you are really confident that your client has another home. This just doesn’t seem to be the right
    client.

  23. I wouldn’t cut him with a post June 1st designation.

    If he would take a pay cut and that was going to force Dallas to cut him because of salary, I would let him play through the pre-season to make sure I was OK at on defensive backs then offer him one last chance to take a pay cut right after the final cut down to 53. If he still wouldn’t take it, then cut him on Monday after the final cut downs just before the season starts.

  24. They aren’t going to cut him, for the same reason Philly is stuck with Riley Cooper. The way their contracts are set up, it makes no sense to cut them.

    If they release Carr, they save slightly over 500k after taking into account his salary they would save, and the dead cap money they would lose anyway. Is Carr worth anywhere near what he makes? No, not even close. Can you get someone as good as Carr for 500k? Heck, I’ll even throw in an extra 100k and say are you going to get anyone as good as Carr for 600K? Also, No, not even close

    In Cooper’s case, the Eagles would actually lose about 250k in cap space if they released Cooper

    Both players are in their last season with their respective teams without taking a pay cut, but both players will be able to ride out this season without taking a pay cut they don’t want to take.

  25. 44yrfaith says:
    Mar 23, 2015 7:26 PM
    Dcapettini…romo exceeds his paycheck in his performance…huge difference there chief..and yes, employees take salary cuts everyday to keep there jobs….
    ________________

    He is on par or above anyone in the league in pay

    He consistently comes up short with plenty of talent around him

    By any definition, he never “exceed his paycheck in his performance”. I could see even making an argument that the Dallas roster, top to bottom, isn’t very good, and the only reason they get in a position to fall apart is because he carries them. But even then, at best he would live up to his paycheck, not exceed it

    Also, that would blow the whole “Whitten is great, Dez is great, the O-Line is the best in the world, DeMarco is a beast” (oh wait, they forgot about that line the instant he left) mantra that has been beaten by Cowboys fans all year. If the rest of the offense is so good, and the unit as a whole is just OK, the problem has to be under center

  26. Every time Dallas got beat deep I looked to see who let the receiver by him. 3/4 of the time it was Carr. It’s time to trade that salary away.

  27. Number 1 pay and only a decent number 2 skill set. Looks like Jerry fuhkt us again. 50 mill on a 20 mill calliber player was a bad idea then and a worse idea now. Usually is with Jerry running things in free agency. Smdh….Stuck in mediocre hell.

  28. The guy is a terrible corner. One thing he has going for him is, he always makes the highlights, albeit for the opposing team. This guy gets beat every week. If you look at the overall starters on both offense and defense, he is the weakest link. I watch and record every Cowboy’s game. I am convinced, they need to cut ties with this guy.

  29. Charles Tillman is still a free agent. Bring him in and let Carr twist in the wind until it’s time to sign the draft picks. Then cut him and save the 5m.

    The lack of understanding of the salary cap isn’t a bad thing, posters.
    It is bad to post like you know, when you don’t.
    sumkat says:
    gurnblanstonreturns says:
    basauder says:

  30. NFL fans are funny.

    Player signs a big deal and under performs=Cut the bum, he should take a pay cut, he’s not a team player, etc

    Players signs a small deal, out performs said contract and in turn wants market value= Player is greedy, shouldn’t have signed the deal in the first place, not a team player, not loyal, etc.

    Carr will not be out of work long if he is cut. Since the Cowboys secondary is a joke I’d imagine they would take a corner early in the draft, Marcus Peters perhaps, as the current free agent corner options leave a lot to be desired.

  31. When you are the leagues highest paid player… Romo… How can you say that he outperforms his contract??? He didn’t put up the best numbers in the league. His huge contract did not help cover the deficiencies elsewhere that can’t be helped due to no more available funds. So how does the highest paid player “outperform” his contract to justify it??

    27m and change. Holey Moley. No wonder there’s not much of a defense to be had.

  32. There will be better cornerbacks after cuts and in the draft for the future. He is not worth his contract, has not played well at all, and should be cut. He thinks he has leverage – lol, the Cowboys can wait until the last day to cut him and he will get a lot less than taking a cut now. Carr – drop your salary to $5 million and you will be making twice as much as you will on the open market

  33. Get a CB in the draft…i say let him go…he is not worth…8 mil.
    He was terrible last year…no int. And he sux…let him go…please …i like thus far what the Jones are doing not paying this big names…if they are worth pay them…best of luck to Carr ..
    He can play for the Rskins they pay anyone…that kind of money…lmao

  34. Easy Answer . .

    Go commit a felony / Dallas will give you a raise.

    What a train wreck . . .

    Just another reason to laugh at ’em

  35. This guy is overly expensive for someone who ranked as just the 90th best CB in the NFL in 2014. He was not any better than Terrance Newman. It’s better that we let him go, no other team will pay him that kind of money. Adios Brandon!!!

  36. Seems to to me that Dogra wants one of his clients to get cut so another one can get picked up by Dallas. This agent is a prime example of what’s wrong with professional sports. I strongly dislike him.

  37. @cboys4life2014; that idiot in Philly is getting rid of all the bad contracts up there while your idiot gave all the money to a mediocre QB. That has forced him to lose the leagues best runningback, sign a defensive end that will be suspended and franchise a receiver that won’t see the ball because of double coverages when you can’t run the ball.

  38. Tony Romo is the Cowboys who most needs to take a pay cut. Has never lived up to his massive contract…ever

  39. dcapettini says:
    Mar 23, 2015 6:22 PM
    Sounds like they are between a rock and a hard spot. You don’t give an employee a raise just because he needs money and you can’t expect him to take a cut, just because you can’t manage your cap. Ask Romo to take a cut. He makes 2 and 1/2 times what Carr is due.

    Glad you’re not running my company. If an employee isn’t performing you should absolutely ask for a cut/demotion. You surely don’t ask your top performers for cuts—

  40. squab12 says:
    Mar 23, 2015 8:35 PM
    When you are the leagues highest paid player… Romo… How can you say that he outperforms his contract??? He didn’t put up the best numbers in the league. His huge contract did not help cover the deficiencies elsewhere that can’t be helped due to no more available funds. So how does the highest paid player “outperform” his contract to justify it??

    27m and change. Holey Moley. No wonder there’s not much of a defense to be had

    Actually he did lead the league in passer rating. Also, the $27 mil is his cap hit, not his salary. His salary averages $17mil/year, genius. He’s not the league’s highest paid player that would be Aaron Rodgers.
    Research before you type.

  41. “your idiot gave all the money to a mediocre QB. ”

    Yup, the second highest rated QB in the NFL history is ‘mediocre’.

    Don’t smoke that stuff at work.

  42. “councilofargos says: Mar 24, 2015 1:21 AM

    I think it would be in the cowboys better interest to trade him for a mid to late round pick to a team with plenty of cap space.”

    Yes, it would be wonderful if they could find a team to pay top dollar for a mediocre CB. That would only happen if he was a free agent.

  43. He’s no better at 8 mil than a rookie. Dump him and Claiborne and build around Scandrick. It can’t get any worse. What’s to lose?

  44. basauder says:
    Mar 23, 2015 6:26 PM
    Why would he take a pay cut? The Cowboys have no leverage. They essentially can’t cut him.

    While his cap number is 12.7 million, cutting him would save a mere $500k.
    —————-
    Pre-June 1: $566k
    Post-June 1: 8M

  45. Dallas doesn’t even have enough cap space to pay their current players, even with Romo’s restructuring, and they think they’re going to get Adrian Peterson? LOL. I hope they cut Carr. Minny needs another CB.

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