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    Brandon Carr, Cowboys Defensive Backs Out To Prove Everyone Wrong

    For the past few seasons the ' “narrative” has been the same; elite talent on , but questionable personnel on . Even during last season, as the offense sputtered without and the defense looked like the stronger unit, the criticisms persisted.

    Lack of turnovers, lack of , and an overall lack of defensive big plays have plagued this defense recently, but so far in they have been out to prove all the naysayers wrong.

    Sometimes we forget that these players are human beings, and that they hear all the talk on sports television and radio about how weak they will be as a unit. The negative commentary has seemingly brought the defense some extra motivation, as was illustrated by Brandon Carr on Friday.

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    If anyone would be expected to have that “boulder” on his shoulder, it would be Brandon Carr. After a five year deal worth $50 million with the Cowboys in 2012, Carr's play has been erratic, as he has failed to live up to that contract. Fans have been loudly calling for Carr's or demotion for the past couple years, and this Carr re-negotiated his deal, in effect to take a pay cut. I do believe there were some signs of improvement and consistency in Carr's game in 2015, and hopefully he can build on that to be even better this season.

    The Cowboys are also well aware of their most glaring weakness, the lack of takeaways. Carr also spoke to that on Friday, emphasizing the importance of interceptions for both winning games, and for getting paid next offseason.

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    Morris Claiborne is one of those defensive backs in a contract year. Like Carr, Claiborne joined the Cowboys in 2012 to much fanfare and hype, but so far his play has not merited that level of excitement. Claiborne had his best season in 2015, and is expected by many to take a big step forward towards his perceived potential this season. So far in camp, these expectations seem to be in-line with Claiborne's play.

    Cowboys star , who has gone 1-on-1 with Claiborne many times during practice, spoke to his toughness, aggressiveness, and competitiveness in camp thus far.

    The entire Cowboys' defense has been ridiculed and dismissed all offseason. Whether it be for lack of established talent, such as the defensive linemen, lack of depth, like the linebackers, or underperforming players in the , this defense has been completely overlooked by those on the outside. While this dismissal may be completely justified, it is encouraging to see the defense look so crisp and play with such an during all practice periods.

    Especially for those two corners added in 2012, who are out to show that they not only belong on this team, but can be just as good as any of us hoped they'd be.

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    Kevin Brady
    Kevin Bradyhttps://kevinrobertbrady.wordpress.com
    Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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    Freddie

    Defense should not worry about all the negativity and jisst go out and play BEAST MODE in each game. It's time for them to Man-Up and prove everyone wrong