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Cowboys Expected To Release CB Brandon Carr

Update:

Mike Fisher spoke with Stephen Jones regarding the reports that they’re likely to release CB Brandon Carr.

Jones tells Fisher that they’re still “weighing options” right now and aren’t necessarily leaning a certain way right now. In fact, Fisher adds that Cowboys’ brass have yet to meet to discuss a move involving Carr.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Cowboys are, in fact, expected to release veteran CB Brandon Carr in the near future.

This fits with a recent report from Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports that said Dallas was likely to cut Carr unless he’s willing to accept a pay cut.

There has been a lot of talk in recent years that Carr could be a cap casualty, but the structure of his contract and the team’s lack of depth at cornerback factored into Dallas electing to hold onto him.

Carr, 29, is in the fourth year of his five-year, $50.1 million contract that included $25.5 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $9.1 million for the 2016 season and another $10 million in 2017.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Carr would free up $6,383,000 in available cap space while creating $7,434,000 in dead money. However, the Cowboys could designate him as a post-June 1 release, which would improve those figures to $9.1 million in available cap space and $4,717,000 in dead money.

In 2015, Carr appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and recorded 76 tackles, a fumble recovery and six pass defenses.

 

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