The Dallas Cowboys may find themselves in a bit of a bind this offseason if they cannot resign Morris Claiborne. The Cowboys are focused on rebuilding their defense, but one player has made it especially hard to get anything done and his name is Brandon Carr. See, Carr may have the production of a sixth round pick, but is ridiculously consistent when it comes to being on the field, according to Headlines & Global News. He has had no injury concerns whatsoever, and has been a staple of this Cowboys secondary. He, however, is incredibly deficient at doing his job, covering wide receivers, according to SportsDay. Everyone remembers Carr as the player who became famous by the Odell Beckham one-handed grab (yes, that guy).
The Cowboys don't feel too comfortable releasing two cornerbacks even after such woeful performances. Carr's cap hit is $13,917,000 and getting that number off the Cowboys' books would mean they could bring in another veteran corner to take over Carr's role, most likely for a discount. The Cowboys would like to resign Claiborne because he has shown tremendous improvement when he is healthy. The main issue has been that he cannot seem to stay on the field. Claiborne only started in three games in 2014 and only 11 in 2015. He has had exactly 3 interceptions in his Cowboy career and a handful of pass defenses. He hasn't been the most productive player, but he has tremendous upside and, at only 26, his skills should progress, the healthier he can stay. Carr is 29 and reaching the tail end of his NFL career. He hasn't missed a game in his NFL career, but after being with the Cowboys since 2012, he has only recorded 6 interceptions. Carr has not done nearly enough to earn his salary cap hit and should be released, but only if the Cowboys can resign Claiborne, according to ESPN.