The losses continue to mount up for the Cowboys on defense, especially in the secondary.
With the loss of Brandon Carr today to the Baltimore Ravens, he joins Barry Church and JJ Wilcox as members of the 2016 secondary to leave the team for a new home in 2017. Morris Claiborne is also said to be on his way out, but this news might force the Cowboys to really think about it and possibly bring him back to a secondary that looks to be very young heading into the upcoming season.
Per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Baltimore Ravens will be signing Carr to a 1-year deal.
“Brandon Carr signing a 1-year deal with series of options to make it a 4-year, $24M deal w/ Ravens, per source. Likely a 2-year, $12M deal.”
Since coming to the Cowboys in 2012 from the Kansas City Chiefs, Carr has played in every game of those five seasons. He had one sack and seven interceptions, with six of those coming during his first two years in Dallas.
Brandon Carr signing a 1-year deal with series of options to make it a 4-year, $24M deal w/ Ravens, per source. Likely a 2-year, $12M deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2017
Brandon Carr was a class act. He never missed a game. He was great in the community. Ravens are getting a great person and solid player
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) March 16, 2017
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2017
This news comes to somewhat of a surprise to me as I thought they would sign at least one of the four free agents in that secondary and the cost and durability of Carr led me to his name being the one to remain a Cowboys player. Carr may have not lived up to the expectations that they had viewed in Carr since coming over from Kansas City, but his durability and leadership will indeed be missed in that defensive backfield.
If Dallas doesn’t look to re-sign Claiborne, they will be looking very heavily in the draft for cornerback help. When healthy, Orlando Scandrick is consider one of the better corners, but health has been a major issue as of late. They also have plenty of hope for second year man Anthony Brown, he has the ability and chance to be a good corner in this league, but only time will tell.
Come on Jerry Jones, it’s time to SIGN some players and not let them all walk!