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Brandon Carr | Defensive Back | #24

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
College: Grand Valley State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (140) / KC
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Ravens signed CB Brandon Carr, formerly of the Cowboys to a four-year, $23 million contract.
It comes with a $4 million signing bonus. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, it's actually a one-year deal with a "series of options." Schefter said it's most realistically called a two-year, $12 million contract. ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer opined in early February that keeping Carr should be a "priority" for the Cowboys, but there had been few updates on his status since. He was allowed to hit the open market with little fanfare. Carr never quite lived up to his monster, five-year contract in Dallas, but was a solid starter. He helps stabilize a secondary that's been uneven in recent years. Carr should align opposite Jimmy Smith, sending Tavon Young to the slot. Carr turns 31 in May. Mar 16 - 3:49 PM

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ESPN Dallas considers re-signing free agent CB Brandon Carr the Cowboys' top offseason priority.

Carr made retirement comments in a post-Divisional Round interview, but is fully expected to continue playing. He started every game the last five years for Dallas and has been a steady presence in the secondary. Entering his age-31 season, Carr would have a strong market if he reaches free agency.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 3 - 5:35 PM

Impending free agent CB Brandon Carr said he will consider retirement this offseason.

Carr made the statement after the Cowboys' Divisional Round loss to the Packers. Only 30, this is likely just a player venting some frustration in an emotional moment, but it at least is worth noting. Carr did not live up to his contract in Dallas, but he has been a solid, reliable starter. He will receive plenty of interest in free agency if he decides to keep playing.
Jan 16 - 10:38 PM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports Cowboys CB Brandon Carr has agreed to a pay cut.

Carr was scheduled to earn a base salary of $9.1 million and carry a cap charge of $13.8 million. He is now set to earn $5.5 million in salary and bonuses, and he can earn an extra $500,000 via incentives. Carr has been a solid, reliable starter since joining the Cowboys in 2012, but he has never played up to his five-year, $50.1 million deal. As always, Dallas should be looking for secondary help in the draft.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 07:42:00 PM

ESPN Dallas reports the Cowboys want Brandon Carr to restructure his contract.

Carr was a rumored cap cut, but is expected to return after Dallas lost out on Patrick Robinson and Nolan Carroll, and passed on Leon Hall in free agency. The Cowboys are left with Carr despite his declined play the last two years. Dallas could ask Carr to reduce his $9.1M salary to the $5M range.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 09:05:00 PM

Cowboys.com Bryan Broaddus expects LCB Brandon Carr to stay in Dallas.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported in early March that Carr would be released, but the move never happened. Despite consistently sub-par play, Carr has had nine lives in Big D. Carr is owed a $9.1 million base salary in 2016.
Sun, Mar 13, 2016 04:50:00 PM

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys will release LCB Brandon Carr.

Carr is owed $16.5 million over the next two seasons. He'll only be back if he accepts a pay cut. The Cowboys would save $9.1 million if they designate Carr a post-June cut, and around $6 million if they don't.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 05:38:00 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed CB Brandon Carr is a potential cap cut.

"Obviously when you're making that kind of money, you subject yourself to discussions," Jones said. "So we're obviously doing that and we'll continue to do that." Carr is owed $16.5 million over the next two seasons. The Cowboys would save $9.1M million from making him a post-June cut.
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 07:25:00 PM

Cowboys CB Brandon Carr does not know if he will be back with the organization next season.

"It’s always an unknown," Carr said. "You can’t fear it. You just control what you can control. You just continue to work – work hard, be in the community and give it my all." Carr was a rumored cut all last offseason, but he stuck with the team and was a key contributor to a passing defense which was surprisingly stout. Carr has never missed a game in his career and is usually reliable, but reliable players are not worth a $13.8 million cap hit. He will likely be restructured or released this spring.
Tue, Jan 5, 2016 08:44:00 AM

Cowboys CB Brandon Carr will undergo surgery Monday after suffering a broken bone in his right hand.

Carr should be considered week to week. The injury is reportedly similar to the broken hand DeMarco Murray played through last year. Rookie Byron Jones will take on a bigger role at outside corner with Carr sidelined.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 03:24:00 PM

Owner Jerry Jones said the Cowboys are still working on restructuring LCB Brandon Carr's contract.

Currently counting over $12 million against the cap, the assumption was the Cowboys would make Carr a post-June 1 cut if he wouldn't agree to a pay reduction. Neither scenario has happened yet, and it appears the Cowboys are content letting Carr play out 2015 on his inflated cap number. Carr recorded zero interceptions and was a liability in coverage for most of last season.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 01:42:00 PM

The Cowboys still have not addressed LCB Brandon Carr's contract.

Many speculated Carr would be a post-June 1 cut if he didn't reduce his $12 million cap number. It appears the Cowboys are fine with it (for now) even though Carr continues to underachieve. He joins Orlando Scandrick and Byron Jones on top of Dallas' corner depth chart.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 10:04:00 AM

The Cowboys are still trying to lower LCB Brandon Carr's cap number.

"We’re evaluating, looking to the extent that we can make contractual adjustments that would fit," said owner Jerry Jones. "And help us under the cap, we want to try to do that with him." Carr is currently owed an $8 million base salary and counts more than $12 million against the salary cap. After Dallas drafted Byron Jones in the first round, it's possible Carr will end up a post-June 1 cut.
Wed, May 13, 2015 08:38:00 PM

ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer believes CB Brandon Carr will stay with the Cowboys, but not at his current salary.

"I believe Brandon Carr will be on the roster when the regular season begins," Archer said. "Do I think he will make $8 million in 2015? No." Carr's agent has been adamant his client will not accept a pay cut, but that stance could change as the offseason wears on. Big-money contracts are hard to find post draft, and Carr will likely be better off taking less to stay in Dallas than testing his value on the open market. Dallas could save $8 million in cap space this season by making Carr a post-June 1 cut.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 02:05:00 PM

ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer believes the chances are "very good" that the Cowboys release CB Brandon Carr if he refuses a pay cut.

Carr is due an $8 million salary and scheduled to count $12.7 million against the cap in the third year of a five-year, $50.1 million contract. The Cowboys can clear $8 million in cap space this season by making him a post-June 1 cut.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 09:39:00 AM

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