Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr called his second quarter interception against the Minnesota Vikings a “confidence-builder” as he prepares to begin the regular season with a surgically repaired right hand.
Carr didn’t play in either of the team’s first two preseason games as he recovered from surgery to insert a plate and screws in the hand (he actually had the procedure three days before the preseason opener against the Chargers).
“On top of the hand injury, it’s pretty cool to be able to go out there and make a play on the ball,” Carr said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Hopefully you’ll get to see more of that this year.”
From a health perspective, the Cowboys aren’t terribly worried about the hand. Coaches were quick to compare Carr’s injury to that of DeMarco Murray down the stretch of the 2014 regular season. Murray played through that hand issue then, as Carr will play through this issue now.
“I’m not worried about injuring it again,” Carr said. “I got two more weeks to get it as strong as possible, and then I’m going to ride from there. And you’ll never hear about it again.”