NFL rumors have long surrounded the Dallas Cowboys and their defensive secondary because it was deemed as one of the biggest weaknesses on the team. According to Yahoo! Sports, the team could be releasing Brandon Carr and replacing him with Pacman Jones, a former Cowboys corner back who was most recently with the Cincinnati Bengals. As with most things done by the Cowboys, this move will spark quite a bit of conversations.
If Brandon Carr somehow still remains with the Dallas Cowboys on his contract term, then he will be the fourth highest paid corner back in the NFL. The three players in front of him are pretty good. Darrelle Revis has been a one man island for a very long time. Richard Sherman won a Super Bowl by dominating wide receivers. Josh Norman is fighting for the top spot. Carr doesn’t belong in the same conversation.
There’s a very good chance that two out of the three top corner backs for the Dallas Cowboys will be completely new next season. Brandon Carr is on the verge of being released, even if he agrees to take a substantial pay cut. The Cowboys might also be done with the Morris Claiborne experiment. Orlando Scandrick, who was out for much of the season with a torn ACL injury, will be the only one coming back to Dallas next season.
Many were hoping that Byron Jones, who was a rookie this past season, would have been utilized as a corner back on a full time basis. However, Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli feels that Jones and his versatility would better serve the team by playing at the free safety spot. Regardless of what his actual starting designation is, expect to see Jones be utilized all over the court, in much the same way that the Arizona Cardinals use Tyronn Mathieu.
When Pacman Jones was released by the Dallas Cowboys in 2009, not a single person would have believed you if you stated that Jones would be allowed back in 2016 to help Dallas chase the elusive Super Bowl.
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