Cowboys @ Chiefs: A Homecoming Awaits Brandon Carr

Let the Carr-jacking begin - Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas cornerback Brandon Carr will be making his return to the NFL city where he began his professional career. While a Chief, Brandon met with considerable success, so much so that he earned a $50 million dollar deal once the Chiefs let him leave through free agency.

Allowing Brandon Carr to depart to Dallas has been referred to as "one of the biggest personnel gaffes" of the Scott Pioli regime in Kansas City. Faced with two young cornerbacks who were both deserving of high dollar contracts, the Chiefs chose to re-sign Brandon Flowers and allow Carr to seek greener pastures. After receiving the "royal treatment" from Jerry Jones, Carr became a Dallas Cowboy.

Making his first return trip to Arrowhead since leaving the team as a free agent, Carr is approaching the issue as simply another business trip, and he intends to take care of business. He knows that he and his fellow Cowboys will have their hands full on Sunday; not only with an improving Chiefs team, but with the KC fans, whom he described as being able to "get after it pretty good."

Over the course of his four years with the Chiefs, the former fifth-round selection started all 64 games that the team played. During that time, Brandon had eight interceptions and four recovered fumbles while wearing the team's colors; and naturally he also built some strong bonds with the players he once called teammates. The Chiefs teams that he played for went through some very trying times, and like family, they learned to face adversity together.

Overcoming the challenges that they faced, Carr and his fellow Chiefs won the AFC West in 2010; providing Carr with what he considers to be his fondest memory of Kansas City. The return will be a special time, but he knows that it is business first. The time for handshaking will be after the 60-minute dogfight on the playing field. As he told Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News:

"It’s special to go back," Carr said. "Finally get a chance to go back and play against some of the guys I practiced against. But I’m a Cowboy now. Now it’s time to represent for the star."

While Carr stated that he does not know if he should expect boos or cheers when he takes the field, he is looking forward to the match up. It is an opportunity for the Cowboys to prove that they can win on the road in a hostile environment. As he stated, this is game two and the Cowboys will take their second step of the young season, hopefully in the right direction.


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