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Cowboys call up defensive back Brandon Carr from the practice squad

The Cowboys bolster their secondary ahead of Sunday’s game.

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The moment the Dallas Cowboys added veteran Brandon Carr to the practice squad, it was expected he would be elevated to the active roster at some point. With the new rules surrounding who can be on the practice squad and how they can be used, this outcome was inevitable. The Cowboys made the move today.

Carr has a history with the Cowboys, he played cornerback for them from 2012 through the 2016 season. The last three years he spent with the Baltimore Ravens. Last year with the Ravens, Carr played some safety, something that may come in handy for the Cowboys.

Dallas has Xavier Woods and Darian Thompson who expected to start at safety, but they are pretty thin at the position in terms of experience with the backups. Donovan Wilson and Reggie Robinson are the primary backups, but Carr’s experience could pay off if they substitute or have an injury.

At Carr’s former primary position, cornerback, the Cowboys are short-handed with Jourdan Lewis out this week. Carr could also factor in the corner rotations on Sunday. Carr has flexibility and experience, making this call up a natural fit.

As a reminder, teams are allowed to call up two practice squad players each week and they are eligible for the game day roster.