Thursday, March 15, 2012
Cowboys not ready to pick Brandon Carr's side
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- Terence Newman had been the Dallas Cowboys' starter at left cornerback since 2003, but his replacement, Brandon Carr, is not necessarily moving to that spot.
Executive vice president Stephen Jones said the decision will ultimately be Jason Garrett’s to make but said the team will play Carr and Jenkins on both sides in training camp and make a final call on who plays what side best.
Carr was a right cornerback for Kansas City, where Jenkins has played the last four seasons. Jenkins is not likely to be able to take part in the organized team activities and June mini-camp because of offseason shoulder surgery but should be ready for training camp.
Garrett called Carr one of the best cornerbacks in the game and cited Carr’s work vs. Calvin Johnson and Vincent Jackson last year as one of the reasons the Cowboys were attracted to him
Johnson had two touchdown catches vs. the Chiefs last year but had just three catches in the game for 29 yards. Jackson had eight catches for 112 yards in two games vs. the Chiefs for San Diego.
“We think he’s an outstanding cover corner,” Garrett said. “He excels in press coverage. He’s big. He has long arms. He’s a very good press cover corner. We think he’s the right kind of guy. He plays tough. He plays the right way. He does a lot of things we aspire to do on defense, which is play that hard, press, physical kind of man-to-man coverage that he’s played throughout his entire career there with Kansas City.”