Dallas Cowboys: Brandon Carr Needs To Step Up

Matthew Emmons – USA Today Sports

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not shy with spending money on anything. The Cowboys have one of the most state of the art stadiums in the nation and, quite possibly, the world. Jones built his Cowboys empire with sound business moves. That’s why, at times, the eccentric Cowboys’ owner decisions to give the big bucks to some of his players can lead one to question his decision making skills.

That’s why when the Cowboys pursued the former Kansas City Chief,  many thought that Brandon Carr would be the final piece that the Cowboys needed to finally elevate them to the next level; $26.5 million in guaranteed contract money later, Carr has to step up his play, or the Cowboys just bought some lake front property out in the Arizona desert. While football is indeed still a team sport, Carr has been truly atrocious at times this year, despite possessing all the physical abilities that a No. 1 corner should have in the NFL.

Carr has had a rough couple of weeks, from having to cover the Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson, to the offensive onslaught that the New Orleans Saints can produce, it’s been a tough stretch for the Cowboys’ defense the past couple of weeks. However, Carr will need to be the shut down cornerback that Jones thought he paid for last year. On a team full of injuries to key defensive players, Carr needs to be able to sure up the back end of the Cowboys’ defense. With the Cowboys’ pass rush struggling to get to the quarterback, Carr really has his work cut out for him going forward.

Rodney Gray Jr. is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com Follow him on Twitter @AGuyNameRodknee, “Like” him on Facebook or add to him to your network on Google.


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