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Brandon Carr Motivated by 2013 Woes

Statistically, 2013 was the worst defensive season in franchise history

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    The entire Dallas Cowboys defense struggled mightily through the 2013 season, finishing dead last in the NFL and as the worst defense in the history of the franchise, and high-priced cornerback Brandon Carr was no exception.

    Carr wasn’t really terrible--he finished with 71 tackles, 12 passes defended and three interceptions, including a pick-six--but he struggled down the stretch. The low point came in Week 8, when Carr was absolutely abused by the Lions’ Calvin Johnson to the tune of 14 catches, 329 yards and a touchdown.

    Last year's struggles, personally and as a team, have provided ample motivation for Carr in his preparation this offseason.

    “I’m my toughest critic and there are some things I wish I could’ve done differently,” Carr said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I wish I would’ve trusted myself a little more on certain things. But it was an alright season for me. It wasn’t my best season. It was a season that I wouldn’t boast about. But it was definitely a humbling experience. It helped to motivate me in the off-season. It’s more fuel to the fire.”

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