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Brandon Carr is quick on his feet

Cowboys cornerback's key to success is using his lower-body strength first

Updated: August 17, 2012, 1:03 AM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

OXNARD, Calif. -- It all starts with Brandon Carr's feet.

Look at him at the line of scrimmage, leaning forward on the balls of his feet, staring into the wide receiver's midsection. When the receiver moves, he moves. The receiver moves left, Carr shuffles right, but not without shoving his right arm into his opponent's jersey numbers to slow down any progress.

"It's like basketball," Carr said. "You've got to be in front of the player and use your feet first, then the hands ...

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