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Cowboys CB Brandon Carr Signs with Baltimore Ravens

Brandon Carr will be taking his amazing streak of 144 consecutive starts to a new team. Carr has signed a four-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, ending a five-year run with the Dallas Cowboys.

The Ravens announced the deal themselves through their official Twitter account. Since then, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has provided further contract details.

Baltimore Ravens on Twitter

We have reached a 4-year agreement with CB Brandon Carr.

Adam Schefter on Twitter

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.

A reunion between Carr and the Cowboys seemed unlikely after Dallas signed veteran free agent Nolan Carroll. Still, some hoped that Carr might come back on a minimal deal to provide depth and insurance against Anthony Brown’s youth and Orlando Scandrick’s injury history.

Brandon Carr leaves behind a legacy of impeccable citizenship and rare on-field reliability. He was never a star, which Dallas hoped then they signed him in 2012, but he was always solid. Carr started every game as a Cowboy, like he has since his career began with Kansas City.

Carr’s best play came early on when the Cowboys still played Rob Ryan’s 3-4 scheme on defense. He struggled, as did most of our cornerbacks, when the team move to the Cover 2 scheme. However, Carr had one of his better years last season despite turning 30-year-old.

In a somewhat fitting end for Carr after years of salary cap complaints, he will still count $2.7 million against the 2017 cap as dead money from prior contract restructuring.

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Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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