Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) runs after a reception against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Cowboys could cut Brandon Carr after 2014


Brandon Carr hasn’t exactly lived up to the hype after signing a five-year/$50 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys. Given all the Cowboys’ cap issues, is it possible that Dallas could dump Carr after 2014 and eat $20 million in dead money? Todd Archer of ESPN thinks the answer is yes.

If Carr plays the way they thought he would play when he signed in 2012, then he’ll be back and they can restructure his contract. If he plays just OK, then I think this could be it for him. But I don’t think it would have anything to do with B.W. Webb or Terrance Mitchell. Webb and Mitchell are not even locks to make the 2014 roster. Claiborne could be entering his final year in 2015, so I don’t think he’ll be part of the process either. Scandrick will be here, especially after his deal was extended last year. The Cowboys need Carr to have a bounce back year. He has to show the coaches he can play man and be a solid tackler. The Cowboys didn’t restructure his contract this offseason in part because it would have made it harder to part ways with him after 2014. He’s under the microscope, without a doubt.

Wow. Another amazing front office move by the Cowboys. Keep accumulating those mindlessly huge contracts, Jerry Jones, and keep pushing that dead money forward.

The next time Jerry thinks about going in for more work on his face, he should consider spending the money on a Capologist instead.

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  • David

    They could cut a lot of people after 2014 including their coach. Nothing new here.

  • IBleedBlue

    I’m not sure why everyone slams Jerrah for signing Carr to what he did. We all clamored then that Dallas needed a ton of help at corner. Carr was the preeminent FA that year and Dallas paid him what the market dictated. You people do remember that Jerry was a go-zillionaire BEFORE he bought the team, right? Do you think he got that way by being an idiot with his $$$$ ? I don’t.

    He saw a glaring need for his team. EVERYONE did. Fans, scouts and sportswriters alike. And the majority of them pointed at Carr as an obvious answer to the problem. It’s only now, in hindsight and with Carr under-performing, do we all crow about what a dumb contract it was.

    It’s simple, Carr has to play up to the contract. If he doesn’t, Dallas loses out. But guess what? It’s that way for every NFL team. Do you think San Francisco fans are all bemoaning Kap’s new mega-deal or are they crowing about locking up a star for the foreseeable future? I’m gonna guess it’s the latter.