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CB Brandon Carr Says He Tried to do Too Much in First Season in Dallas

Carr accounted for three of the Cowboys' seven interceptions in 2012

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Carr Reflects on First Season as Cowboy

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Brandon Carr didn’t have a bad year in 2012, his first as a member of the Dallas Cowboys after coming over last offseason with a shiny new five-year, $50 million contract in hand. But it wasn’t up to Carr’s own expectations, the result, he says now, of trying to do too much.

I got caught up in trying to save the world, so to speak,” Carr told 1310-AM The Ticket last week, via the Dallas Morning News. “Trying to play every position. Trying to go outside of my skill set to go out there and make plays, and trying to force things."

“When you force things, only bad things happen from that. I learned a hard lesson during the middle of the season. I had a rough patch and I tell everybody about it. I was able to give myself a reality check in the mirror and just get back to playing my football, get back to basics and fundamentals.”

Carr brought down three interceptions in 2012, and now has 11 over his five-year NFL career.

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