Dallas Cowboys Rumors: Should Cowboys Release Brandon Carr This Offseason?

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Feb 12, 2016 02:04 PM EST
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Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants
Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants scores a touchdown in the second quarter against Brandon Carr #39 of the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on November 23, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. "

The Dallas Cowboys are currently staring at the tail end of their Super Bowl window with quarterback Tony Romo and tight end Jason Witten.

Jerry Jones believes that Romo has around 3 years left being a productive quarterback in the NFL, and Jones expects them to be his 3 best years. Jones has made it clear he would do anything in his power to help facilitate a Super Bowl victory for Romo and the Boys. When it came down to free agency last year the Cowboys worked out a deal with Greg Hardy to have the insanely controversial but productive football player to join the Dallas Cowboys.

After a stellar draft the Cowboys looked to be in a position to make a run for the Super Bowl. This never came to pass as the Cowboys struggled with injury mightily for most of the season. Removing Tony Romo, Lance Dunbar, and Dez Bryant proved to be too much for the team to handle and they ended up losing most of their games. On the Brightside the Cowboys got to see their weaknesses and also got to see who would be productive under tremendous adversity. Brandon Carr is not one of those players. Sure Carr has played in every game of his career (128) and has 8 seasons in the NFL. But the fact of the matter is the guy is 29, has a cap hit of $13,817,000, and has not intercepted a pass in 2 seasons.

Carr is actually the cornerback on the opposite end of Odell Beckham's one handed touchdown catch and routinely gets beat. Carr has been a liability in this secondary and drafting Morris Claiborne was supposed to alleviate his struggles but instead just thrust Carr farther into the defensive plans when Claiborne went down with injury after injury.

Now the Cowboys have a chance to clear some space on their cap while at the same time finding better pieces for this defense. Statistically the Cowboys did alright against the pass and a lot of this had to do with rookie first rounder Byron Jones, but imagine how productive this secondary could be with a Janoris Jenkins, Sean Smith, or Eric Berry.

Carr has been a liability for far too long, he may be extremely durable but he is not worth his monstrous cap hit. The Cowboys will get the 4th overall pick in the first round so they could easily replace both Claiborne and Carr for more affordable and productive defensive backs. 

 

 

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