Brandon Carr finds his swag

October, 14, 2013
10/14/13
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr was ready to try anything to help him find his swag.

He had three pass breakups and played a big part in limiting Pierre Garcon in the Cowboys’ 31-16 win Sunday against the Washington Redskins, and he has Morris Claiborne to thank.

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“It was in my tights,” Carr said of his swag.

At the request of Claiborne, Carr left his blue tights on under his game pants for the first time.

“Mo found his swag [against Denver] and I was just plain Jane,” Carr said, “so I had to come up with some swag to get some momentum in my favor.”

It was probably more Garcon than the tights. Carr’s three pass breakups are the most he has had since joining the Cowboys and equaled what was his season total entering Sunday’s game.

Carr shadowed Garcon, Washington’s leading receiver, the same way he shadowed Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas. Garcon finished with six catches for 69 yards but Carr kept him in check. Garcon’s 25-yard catch came on the Redskins’ second-to-last drive.

“It’s the one-on-one matchup, the chess match for a 60-minute battle,” Carr said of following Garcon. “It’s a big challenge when you have one of their top receivers.”

Carr, who is looking for his first interception since the season opener, admitted his start to the season had not been the best, but the Cowboys played more man coverage against the Redskins and he responded.

“I just had to play from start to finish,” Carr said. “I felt like a few games I wasn’t locked in the whole time. If you’re not ready things can happen if they come your way and you’re not ready for it. The mindset, it’s checking one of their best receivers. They’re going to try to get him the ball so it’s up to me to have tight coverage and use my ability to make plays and have fun with it.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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