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Brandon Carr: "It's Time for me to Step it Up"

Carr believes he could have a banner year in 2014, his third year with Dallas

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    Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr said earlier this offseason that he wants to “take over the league” in 2014. Aside from adding later that he should’ve included his teammates in the secondary in his bold declaration, Carr has never backed away from those comments--and he continued to exude confidence this week.

    "I just feel like this year it's time for me to step it up bigger than I have in my six years in the NFL," Carr said, per SportsMole. "I think our philosophy has changed. Just want to be a little bit more aggressive in the back end--kind of put some more weight on our shoulders. It's always good to be playing with your guys for a second year. You kind of know each other better and know the scheme."

    In 2013, his second season with the Cowboys after signing a five-year, $50 million deal in 2012, Carr struggled mightily. But rather than being shaken by the experience, Carr seems to have developed a sense of resolve. Ditto, apparently, for Morris Claiborne.

    Like Carr, Claiborne had a rough 2013, even losing his starting job to Orlando Scandrick in the middle of the season. But coaches have been struck by the confidence with which Claiborne has been playing this offseason, and are hoping this will carry over onto the field when September 7 rolls around.

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