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.
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. / 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.