Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) watches the team warm up prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Under Pressure: Brandon Carr

Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Green Bay Packers receiver James Jones (89) tries to make a catch in the first quarter against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) at AT

In this segment we are going to take a look at Brandon Carr, if you sign a 50 million dollar contract, pressure is sure to follow, unless of course you don’t care. I do think that Carr is a really good corner and he has made some game-changing plays in his two seasons with the Cowboys. However, there were games this season where he was exploited to no end. Looking back it appears that the Cowboys would have been a lot better off keeping Mike Jenkins and not drafting Morris Claiborne or signing Brandon Carr.

2014 will be an important year for Carr, he has to be the consistent difference maker that he was brought in to be. I believe that some of the troubles he had can be attributed to the atrocious safety play going on around him but he has to rise above that. The poor pass-rush also played into the overal-crappiness of the defense in which Carr played a big role in. There is good reason to believe that if Carr does not play to a better standard next season that he will be looking for work elsewhere.

The Cowboys have several young stars that need to be paid pretty quickly and with the cap issues that seem to be the norm in Big D, cuts are going to happen. Those cuts are going to come at the expense of veteran, over-paid players, at least they should. It is pretty apparent that Brandon Carr will be back next season but he had better be the elite Corner he was brought in to be or he will not be worth the cap-hit.

With improved play around him, there is little doubt that Carr can be a huge cog on the defensive side of the ball for this team.

Brandon Carr is the prime example of over-paying for a need, signings like his are what land teams in cap troubles. It will be interesting to see how Carr rebounds next season.

Next Up: Bruce Carter


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