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Cowboys Sign Brandon Carr to Practice Squad, Could Play Week 1

After visiting the on Friday, is signing with his former team to be a member of the , per Michael Gehlken. Rumors about Carr's return increased over the weekend, but it was a surprise that Carr was not headed to the .

The Cowboys likely have plans to promote Carr to the active roster at some point in the season to provide help to a defensive backfield that doesn't seem to have a defined starting opposite of . and will battle for the starting gig with Carr possibly taking over later.

Carr's durability might be the veteran's biggest quality as he's never missed a game during his 12-year career. His 192 straight games started is the longest streak among defensive players. Although probably didn't closely follow the Ravens last year, Carr did have an important role on his team. By the way, Carr and the Cowboys will visit Baltimore in December.

Dallas should not judge Carr by his time in the silver and blue, but by his 2019 campaign in Baltimore. For the Ravens, Brandon Carr made the move from to safety midseason and worked out pretty well for his .

As a safety, Carr stood out thanks to his man-to-man coverage against tight ends.

Despite beginning the season in practice squad, Carr could play as soon as week 1 versus the .

Thanks to the new , the Cowboys have options to get Carr on the gridiron before even promoting him to the active roster. According to the new rules, teams can opt to “call up” practice squad players to have what essentially would become a 55-man roster. However, they can only do it twice before needing to sign him to the roster for him to play.

A lot of Cowboys fans were rooting for the other former DB to land in Dallas, but remains a . As of right now, there haven't been any reports on any NFL team being interested in him.

However, Carr is likely an upgrade over Thompson and Wilson for the Cowboys. While both are promising young players, none of them earned the starting job during camp. It won't be long before we see Carr play even if he starts the year on the practice squad.

With Carr's addition, 16 players of the Cowboys' 17-man practice squad is officially set for the season.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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