Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Five questions with: Brandon Carr
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- With the players entering the downtime of the offseason, we offer up a Five Questions segment.
Today's subject is Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr.
Carr signed with the Cowboys in 2012 with a five-year, $50 million deal. He has started every game in his six-year career, having spent the first four years of his career with the Kansas City Chiefs.
What is your first football memory?
Carr: I was 6 years old and for Christmas my parents bought me the Dallas Cowboys uniform with the helmet and the little shoulder pads and the jersey. It was Troy Aikman and my cousin, they bought him a Barry Sanders' Detroit Lions one and we used to always go outside and play one on one and do different things then we started hitting, so my first experience of actually tackling was on Christmas day in the snow. We played from about what, 3 in the afternoon all the way until about 8. My brother was the quarterback/referee.
If you could play any other position, what would it be?
Carr: I would want to be a (pause) wide receiver. I like catching the ball. I like when the ball is actually getting thrown to me. I wouldn't want to be a running back. Quarterback, that's OK. I did those years. I'd rather go to the other side of the ball and just switch hats and play and feel how they feel. I can use some of my knowledge on some DBs.
If you were the NFL commissioner for a day, what rule would you change?
Carr: Haha. There's two of them. I would change the targeting rule. Then I would change the pass interference rules. I'd let them play a little bit more. I'd let them be a little bit more physical down the field.
Who is the non-Cowboy you respect the most in the league?
Carr: I've always had a respect for Steve Smith. I played him my rookie year. Just a guy who seems like a pretty cool guy. Takes care of his business on the field, does the same off the field. He's always in the community and doing some kind of charitable things. He has some good movements going on.
If you weren't playing football, what would you be doing?
Carr: This is year seven, hopefully I'd just be getting ready to finish up my residency in the medical field for pediatrician. This is year seven, four years in college, so about 11-12 years. I would just probably being stressed out right now, eyes all red.