Cowboys’ Brandon Carr Accepts Pay Cut

Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr has accepted a pay cut, as Albert Breer of tweets. Initially scheduled to earn a base salary of $9.1MM, Carr will now receive $6MM in base pay for 2016. Under the old deal, Carr would have carried a cap number of $13.8MM.Brandon Carr

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Carr, 30 in May, has started all 48 possible games since joining the Cowboys (and has actually never missed a start during his eight-year career), but he hasn’t registered an interception in the past two seasons and graded as the No. 73 cornerback among 111 qualifiers, per Pro Football Focus. While he wasn’t worth a $13.8MM cap hit for 2016, he makes sense for Dallas as a $6MM player.

“He, like everyone on our defense, we would like them to be more impactful, more productive,” head coach Jason Garrett said earlier this offseason. “Brandon has to improve but everybody across our defense has to improve. He has been a steady player for us. He has been a productive player for us at times. It’s a valuable position. And he has done a good job covering guys at very challenging spot throughout his time with the Cowboys.”

Carr’s contract includes a voidable year in 2017. For all intents and purposes, 2016 is slated to be the final year of his contract before hitting free agency.

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4 comments on “Cowboys’ Brandon Carr Accepts Pay Cut

  1. GeauxRangers

    He’s still overpaid lol

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  2. Brandon Carr $8,967,000 – overthecap; $10,717,000 – spotrac

    Anyone have the actual cap figure?

  3. boltergeist19

    O T C has it right and they are pretty current when info comes out. So the dollar value he is making this season is on the right margin if you are looking at Dallas. That’s the best site to find out what this years pay is per player and next to that is what they would take as a hit if they cut a player. Sounds like you have it. Sport trad doesn’t break it down enough. It is still way to much. I see them making trades (back) on draft day. They need my bolts to pass on Ramsey and they won’t let that gem go. Corner for a year and then the move to center field in a cover 3 and these will be the L.O.B. But with Addai and Verrett Ramsey and maybe The guy from William

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