Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr had to take a pay cut to stay in Dallas this offseason, but he is glad to be back in Dallas.
"I feel great—I’m back with my teammates for another year," Carr told reporters at Dr. Pepper Park in Frisco for the annual Cowboys Home Run Derby sponsored by Reliant, per the Dallas Morning News. "Back in the community. Those are the things that matter most to me."
Entering the final year of his deal, Carr agreed to take a cut in base salary from $9.1 million to $4.5 million, but he can earn some money back on his next deal if he puts together a nice 2016.
"I wouldn't lie to you," Carr said, "it's definitely motivating."
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Carr had a career-high 76 tackles last year, but he has now gone two full seasons since his last interception. That came on Thanksgiving Day, 2013.
Despite his struggles, Carr said Dallas is ultimately where he wanted to be.
"My kids absolutely love the community, love the city of Dallas," Carr said. "My teammates, those are my brothers. We spent four hard years, we've been through some things. ... I felt strongly I needed to stay here for my foundation."