The Dallas Cowboys would like Brandon Carr to take less money in 2015, but they maintain that they love him and want him back.
Carr’s base salary next season is $8 million, and he’s coming off the first season of his career in which he didn’t record a single interception. Carr’s agent Ben Dogra said earlier this offseason that his client won’t take a pay cut, but it could come down to that or being designated a post-June 1 cut.
The Cowboys would much prefer keeping Carr around.
“Without getting vague here, all contracts that we don’t have closure on are a priority,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones said this week, per the Dallas Morning News. “He certainly is a player who is in our top consideration. So yeah, I’d say that’s a priority. We want him on the football field.”
Meanwhile, Carr’s stance all offseason has been, essentially: I’m happy to be here and I’m here until I’m not.
“I’m a Cowboy,” Carr said. “I love being a Cowboy. As long as I’m in this building I’m going to give it my all. I love playing the game of football.”