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Draft Scout Brandon Carr News
01/12/15 - CB Brandon Carr ended the season on a strong note, holding Jordy Nelson to two catches for 22 yards. Now he must sweat out free agency and see if the Cowboys are going to cut him and his $12.7 million cap hit for next year or ask him to take a pay cut.
01/05/15 - CB Brandon Carr got some redemption in the Cowboys 24-20 victory over the Vikings. He was part of a defense that held receiver Calvin Johnson to five catches for 85 yards and no touchdowns – a far cry from last season's effort when Johnson destroyed Carr and the secondary with 14 receptions for 329 yards and one touchdown.
Carr covered Johnson one-on-one last year. This year he had helped with a safety and the Cowboys got the job done.
"My mentality this week wasn't about redemption or get back," Carr said. "I kind of wiped last year out. This year was totally different. A totally different team. The results through this season were different than last year. On top of that the way we called plays and the philosophy on defense was different. This week I knew I had my hands full with one of the best receivers in my league. It was an opportunity for me to go out there and take that step, prove to myself, prove to my teammates that I'm worthy of that star."
12/18/14 - CB Brandon Carr has just nine pass deflections and no interceptions in 2014. He has actually gone 29 games without an interception. Coach Jason Garrett said earlier in the week the Cowboys had no thoughts of benching Carr because he remains a key part of the defense. Owner Jerry Jones said Carr has not lived up to the enormous expectations placed on him after signing a five-year, $50.2 million contract in 2012. But he said he is glad he is on the team and glad he is still paying him because of the size he brings to the cornerback position.
"Oh I think that one of the things that creates a challenge for him is it's like the same one that a No. 1 draft pick has," Jones said. "The expectation of what he's supposed to bring to the table, is one that is really very difficult to meet. Now, has he played at a Pro Bowl level? No, he has not. And therein lies the issue. The expectation is that he would play at a Pro Bowl level. I'm not as hard on him as possibly it looks like we should be or others are because I know that he does give us a skill level and a size component back there that is very important to us right now.
"I'm glad we got him. I'm glad I'm paying him. Like everybody you'd like to have your deal squared up more to the value of where it is but that's just part of this. And he's very capable. He plays the ball well. One of his skills is how well he plays the ball and let's hope that he makes that interception at the time that goes down in history for the Dallas Cowboys."
12/11/14 - CB Brandon Carr is hoping to finish the season strong after a disappointing start. According to STATS, Carr has been targeted 67 times, giving up 40 receptions for 715 yards and five TDs. He has not has an interception in 27 games and only has eight pass deflections this season.
12/02/14 - CB Brandon Carr makes $7.5 million this season and has a $12.2 million cap figure. But he has no interceptions and just seven pass deflections but none over the last six games.