Pay Cut Coming for Brandon Carr?

Carr is three years into a five-year deal with the Cowboys


Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones hinted this week that cornerback Brandon Carr may have to take a pay cut, or risk being released by the team.

Carr is set to make $8 million and count $12.7 million against the salary cap in 2015.

“There’s an issue of going and borrowing some money, borrowing it in the sense of hedging, taking money from future years," Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. “There’s an issue there. We’ll maximize our dollar.”

Carr didn’t have a great year, by any means, but he played pretty well down the stretch, and had arguably his best game of 2014 in the Divisional Round loss to the Green Bay Packers. Still, Jones is concerned that Dallas isn’t getting enough bang for their buck. Carr signed a five-year, $50 million deal back in 2012.

“Carr played well this year and I’m not as critical of Carr as others,” Jones said. “But that’s a lot of money. One thing that we've just got to do is we’ve got to make sure that every way we can we get the value for the money.

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