The Dallas Cowboys shelled out a little over $50 million for a five-year deal with free agent cornerback Brandon Carr this offseason, part of a complete overhaul of the secondary that started with the signings of Carr and safety Brodney Pool and ended with the team trading up to land LSU corner Morris Claiborne in the draft. But was Carr as good as advertised, or was his high stock the result of a shallow pool of free agent corners?
Well, according to Cowboys’ defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, Carr isn’t as good as advertised, but better.
“He’s actually better (than expected). He’s outstanding,” Ryan said, per ESPN Dallas. “I knew he was great, but the guy is special.”
So why is Carr so “special”?
Let Ryan count the ways.
“Just because he shuts down everybody,” Ryan said. “He can cover anybody. He’s got long arms, great length and he’s a great person who works his tail off. He takes coaching, and I’m really impressed with him.”
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