Garrett Says Pursuit of FA Corners Not an Indictment of Carr

Brandon Carr has now gone two full seasons without an interception


Going into the offseason it was all but assumed that cornerback Brandon Carr would be cut.

He has not.

In fact, not only has Carr stuck around, his job security seems to get a little bit stronger every time the Cowboys strike out on a free agent cornerback—and they’ve done that quite a bit so far this offseason. They've already hosted Nolan Carroll (who ended up going back to the Eagles) and Leon Hall, and seemed to have a deal done with Patrick Robinson before he changed agents and wound up with the Colts.

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Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said recently that the team’s pursuit of free agent corners is not an indictment of Carr.

"I think you have to be careful about making those assessments,” Garrett said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “The biggest thing we're trying to do is help our football team. We've tried to target some different guys and, again, we want to be disciplined throughout the process. You get a chance to bring players in and evaluate them and see if they fit, see if they fit for a lot of different reasons. You get to know them as people. You continue your evaluation of them as players. You evaluate how old they are, what their medical is, all the different things that go into signing a player.

“You can't have enough cover guys in this league. There are a lot of really good quarterbacks in this league. There are a lot of really good receivers. Offenses challenge you a lot of different ways in the passing game. You need a lot of guys out there covering these guys. It's always been a position that we've valued.”

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