Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr told Todd Archer of ESPN.com the team hasn’t approached him about taking a paycut yet (Twitter link). The highly paid defender declined to comment on whether he’d play for the Cowboys for less money, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News on Twitter.
Carr, who is amid a five-year, $50MM contract iterated desire to remain with the team, but doing so at that price may be a non-starter. Due a massive 2015 salary that’s not commensurate with what he’s shown on the field lately, Carr has previously refused to accept a salary slash. His cap figure is $12.7MM, a number third on the team behind Tony Romo and Dez Bryant and fourth among all corners.
The seventh-year player didn’t record an interception last year and rated 90th among the 108 corners Pro Football Focus graded last season. PFF had him as a middle-of-the-pack player in 2013.
The Cowboys’ cornerback spot remains in flux after the team selected Byron Jones in the first round. Dallas has also not yet officially announced whether it will pick up Morris Claiborne‘s fifth-year option. Although Jerry Jones has stated previously the former No. 6 overall pick’s done enough to warrant it despite the $11.1MM price tag, Moore reported earlier this week the team doesn’t intend to give Claiborne a fifth season.