The Dallas Cowboys went out and got Brandon Carr this offseason for more than $50 million over the next five years, one of a couple moves--the other being the team’s selection of Morris Claiborne with the sixth overall pick in April’s draft--that has the team’s secondary looking completely revamped going into 2012. And the made over cornerbacking corps. has one of the greatest corners in Cowboys’ history a bit excited.
In an appearance on ESPN Radio 103.3 FM’s “The Ben & Skin Show” this week, Deion Sanders seemed anxious to see the $50 million man Carr respond to the understandably lofty expectations of him.
“He has a lot of pressure on him because they paid him a king’s ransom that he earned,” Sanders said, via the Dallas Morning News. “But when you come over from another team you have to prove yourself to a whole new locker room full of guys that are full of expectations. Now he’s the bell cow. He’s that cornerback that should line up in front of the DeSean Jacksons, in front of [Victor] Cruz and in front of these guys that’s in your division that you need to dominate.”
Carr recorded two interceptions of Phillip Rivers in Saturday night’s exhibition loss to the Chargers, and though Sanders doubts if Carr “baited” Rivers into the first pick, he likes Carr’s boldness in telling reporters that he did--a decidedly Primetime-esque move.
“I got a lake in my backyard and I don’t use that kind of bait,” Sanders laughed. “You don’t want to use that kind of bait. But he made the play, that’s all that counts and I love him because he has a little charisma when you interview him after the game. I like that.”
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