It had been reported often over the last week that the Baltimore Ravens were interested in signing Cowboys free agent Morris Claiborne. One source went so far as to say Claiborne would take their offer. The Ravens did sign a Cowboys free agent corner, just turns out it was the other one, Brandon Carr.
Brandon Carr signing a 1-year deal with series of options to make it a 4-year, $24M deal w/ Ravens, per source. Likely a 2-year, $12M deal.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2017
The Cowboys weren’t likely to pay Carr $6 million a year, although the four-year deal is really more of a two-year deal, more in line with what you might pay someone like Carr at his age. Given that all the talk centered around Morris Claiborne and the Ravens, many Cowboys fans were thinking that the Cowboys might get Carr back. Obviously that is not happening.
For anyone thinking that this might open up the possibility of Claiborne returning to the Cowboys, you can rule that out. Late word just came in that Claiborne is headed to the Jets. We’ll have more details on that in a separate post shortly.
The Cowboys are turning over their cornerback position this offseason, with only veteran Orlando Scandrick staying as a long-time Cowboys. Newcomer Nolan Carroll and second-year player Anthony Brown will have to play big roles.