Discussions between the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs’ free agent cornerback Brandon Carr reportedly lasted into the wee small hours last night/this morning, and the two sides will continue to talk today, ESPN Dallas’ Calvin Watkins writes today. And with Cortland Finnegan off the market--he struck a five-year, $50 million deal with the Rams on Tuesday--Carr is the last, best option at cornerback in free agency.
The talks could be affected by Finnegan’s deal, which averages $10 million a year for the hot-headed former Titan. Carr will most likely, according to reports, command between $7 and $8 million a year, but we’ll see. Also worth noting is that Carr is two years younger than Finnegan (26-years-old to 28, respectively).
Aside from Dallas, the San Francisco 49ers are reportedly very interested as well, and such interest might be a motivator in the team trying to get a deal done while they still have Carr here in town.
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