Having seen Brandon Carr give up two big plays in the past two weeks and really struggle for much of the season, some have wondered if the Dallas Cowboys might regret giving Carr that five-year, $50.1 million deal before the 2012 season. According to owner and general manager Jerry Jones, the answer is an emphatic no.
“I’m glad we got him,” Jones said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “I’m glad I‘m paying him. Like everybody you’d like to have your deal squared up more to the value of where it is but that’s just part of this. And he’s very capable. He plays the ball well. One of his skills is how well he plays the ball, and let’s hope that he makes that interception at [a] time that [will] down in history for the Dallas Cowboys.”
In last week’s win over the Eagles, Carr gave up a 72-yard catch-and-run to Jeremy Maclin after he went for the pass breakup rather than making the sure play and just tackling Maclin. But Carr doesn’t plan on being any less aggressive moving forward.
“It’s one of those in the heat-of-the-moment type things,” Carr said. “My mentality, my personality I have is to kind of go after the ball. I just didn’t come up with it. But at the same time I’m not going to turn off my aggression and turn off how I play. I’m going to keep playing the same way for the last two games the way I play.”