It was just two years ago that the Dallas Cowboys signed cornerback Brandon Carr to a five-year, $50.1 million contract in free agency. While Carr has been solid on the field and started in all 36 games since joining the team in 2012, he has not been performing at a level that his contract suggests he should.
However, as Carr prepares to enter his third season with the team, he is ready to take his game to the next level and become a top-tier cornerback in the NFL.
“I’m trying to take over the league,” Carr told the Star-Telegram. “I get emotional when I say that because I’m dead serious, man. I’ve been playing this game for six years now, and I’m just ready to make that jump and become that shutdown corner.”
Unlike recent years where the Cowboys felt comfortable entering the season despite missing the playoffs and having a mediocre record, Carr believes that the team is coming into this year with something extra to prove.
For Carr, he plans to do his part by shutting down the No. 1 wide receivers on the opposing teams rosters.
“That’s the plan,” Carr said. “As this thing gets on a run, we’ll see how it shakes out, but we just want to be in a position to win ballgames. We felt like we disappointed ourselves last year. We’ve got a big chip on our shoulders. But last year is the past, and it’s time for us to clean the slate and get ready to play this year.”
If Carr can do that, the Cowboys defense will receive a serious boost.
Of course, they will also need to get some improved play from their revamped front four that will now include the likes of Henry Melton and Demarcus Lawrence.