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Draft Scout Brandon Carr News
10/31/13 - CB Brandon Carr has been called toast all over the NFL after being torched by Detroit's Calvin Johnson last Sunday for 14 passes for 329 yards, the second most in NFL history. Carr said he will learn from the experience and keep battling. He will not suffer from any loss of confidence against the Vikings Sunday.
"You know what I've been through to get here? Just from childhood until now, I've been through so much; so many obstacles, struggles, things thrown at me, people saying I couldn't do this, couldn't do that," Carr said Monday after watching the tape of the 329-yard receiving performance by the Lions receiver. "I just get up each and every day, put my shoes on and go to work. I knew I had a big challenge yesterday, and I was ready for it."
Carr said he learned a lot about himself from the game and that he was proud of some things, and that some things he can learn from.
"At the end of the day, I stood in there and fought, and that's all you can ask for," he said. "I'm going to get better as time goes on. We're going to get better as a unit. But it definitely hasn't shaken my confidence. It might have boosted it. It might sound crazy, but I learn from games like that. It's time to move on and go on again."
10/23/13 - --CB Brandon Carr said his confidence is sky high, higher than it's even been after shutting down Demaryius Thomas, Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson the past three weeks in man to man coverage. This week he faces Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, considered the best in the league. The Lions' receiver set the NFL record with 1,964 yards last season. He has 33 catches for 492 yards and six touchdowns this season. Carr said he is excited and ready for the challenge to continue to prove himself as a shutdown cornerback.
"This one is more special," Carr said. "He is the best receiver in the league. For my coaches to have confidence to allow me to go out there and challenge him for 60 minutes, it gives me confidence. Now, it's time to go play and time to have fun."
Carr has 29 tackles, two interceptions and nine pass breakups. Quarterbacks have targeted him 45 times, giving up 20 receptions for 282 yards and a touchdown.
"You need all the confidence you can get," Carr said. "You need all the tools you have learned against a receiver like (Johnson), but my confidence and the confidence of my unit is pretty high right now. We have been playing some solid football the last few weeks. Guys are getting comfortable with the play-calling and comfortable with the scheme in the framework of the defense."
10/14/13 - CB Brandon Carr has followed the opposing team's best receiver all over the field the past two weeks. First it was Denver's Demaryius Thomas and last Sunday it was Pierre Garcon of the Redskins. He kept both out of the end zone. He had three pass deflections against the Redskins and held Garcon to six catches for 69 yards.
"It's a compliment and a great challenge for me," Carr said. "I've been working to try to get to this level for six years now. It's still a work in progress. I'm down for any task or any challenge they present to me, any receiver they want me to go after."
"He's a darn good football player," head coach Jason Garrett said. "I thought we knew that when we signed him as a free agent last year. He's just getting better and better. Talk about a guy who goes about it the right way. He's very serious minded. It's very important to him. He has some physical traits that are hard for receivers to get away from him. He's big. He's long. He's strong. He can run and he can make plays on the ball like you saw last night."
01/11/13 - CB Brandon Carr proved to be welcome upgrade at cornerback, although he may not be worth his $50.1 million contract. He was a difference maker on the field and in the locker room.
12/20/12 - CB Brandon Carr was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week following his overtime interception that led to the game-winning field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was Carr's third interception this season. He leads the team with three interceptions and 10 pass breakups. Carr has continued to draw praise from the Cowboys for his character, work ethic and production. All have shown through despite the tragedies in Kansas City and Dallas that have affected him as much as anyone in the NFL because of his ties to both teams.
"We all were really, really happy for Brandon," coach Jason Garrett said of Carr's performance Sunday. "He's been going through a lot of stuff here this last couple of weeks, the situation that happened in Kansas City, how close he was to that, obviously the situation we've had here. His week last week was absolutely crazy as a person and then he made a big play in the ball game in Cincinnati.
"It's been really inspirational the way he's been able to battle through all this stuff and fight through."
It is his first year with the Cowboys after signing a five-year deal in free agency worth $50.1 million to come over from the Kansas City Chiefs.