Brandon Carr sees birth on FaceTime

Updated: August 9, 2013, 12:30 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins |

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr had a unique way of watching the birth of his son: FaceTime.

The Cowboys had arrived at Los Angeles International Airport early Monday morning after the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, when Carr got word his fiancée was in labor. Carr flew to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to be with her but couldn't get back in time, so he dialed up his iPhone.

"I saw everything I needed to see," Carr told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I saw it all. Technology is wonderful these days. Sometimes you can't control what's going to happen. You've just got to go with the flow. I made the most of it."

Carr eventually made it to Dallas to be with his fiancée and newborn son, Austin, missing two days of practice.

"No sleep at all, but I wouldn't want it any other way," said Carr, who's expected to play in Friday's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. "It was a good feeling to be there and actually see your first son. I'm still trying to gather my thoughts and bring it all in. The last two days have been good. It's a blessed feeling."

Carr also has a daughter named Sidney.

Calvin Watkins joined in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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