Entering his seventh season in the league, Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr believes he’s ready to take the next step in his career.
Carr had his moments in 2013, but overall, it was far from the kind of season Dallas had in mind when they brought him in on a five-year, $50 million deal in 2012. He struggled with consistency down the stretch and, at his lowest point arguably, he surrendered 14 catches, 329 yards and a touchdown to Calvin Johnson during the loss to the Lions in Week Eight.
But Carr says he’s learned from his mistakes from a year ago, and is “trying to take over the league” in 2014.
“I can get emotional when I say that because I am dead serious,” Carr said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I have been playing this game for six years now. I am just ready to make that jump and become that shutdown corner.”
Carr has said that the utter frustration of 2013 has helped motivate him in his preparation this offseason.
“It was frustrating for a minute, which is why I had a good offseason because I got away from everything and just kind of regrouped to get myself prepared just for everything that’s going to come at me this year,” Carr said. “I worked hard to get to this position and I’m going to continue to work hard for everything that comes my way--the good and the bad. But now it’s time to step up and take charge and get my guys ready to go on Sundays.”
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