The Dallas Cowboys’ reluctance to re-sign cornerback Brandon Carr is viewed as a fortunate move for the Baltimore Ravens.
Baltimore signed Carr to a four-year, $23 million deal last week. Ravens coach John Harbaugh gushed at Carr’s durability during his introductory press conference on Monday.
“Brandon is one of the most dependable, solid corners in football,” Harbaugh said, per Jamison Hensley of ESPN.
Carr hasn’t missed a game since the Kansas City Chiefs drafted him in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. The Cowboys signed Carr in 2012 to a hefty five-year, $50.1 million contract. During four seasons with the Chiefs and five with the Cowboys, Carr totaled 552 tackles, 15 interceptions and 111 passes defended. But the corner’s production has been on the decline the last three years. He only has 1 interception and 23 passes defensed in that span. Baltimore is optimistic that the veteran has a few years left in his prime.
Dallas is in the process of overhauling its cornerback group. Two of the team’s top three corners, Carr and Morris Claiborne, will wear different uniforms next season. The Cowboys signed CB Nolan Carroll this offseason and the team still plans to tinker with the position.