Brandon Carr realizes how critical his front-seven is going to be in his own success with the Dallas Cowboys. That's why Carr met several of his defensive teammates while on his free agent visit last week.
While there, Carr met DeMarcus Ware, Sean Lee and the coaching staff at Cowboys Stadium. Then he met with the defensive linemen the next day, just to get familiar with the guys who are going to make it easier on him to live up to the expectations of his contract.
"Those guys are your best friends," Carr said of the front-seven. "When you get a big pass rush, it helps you out at cornerback. So I'm excited about what I see. I know I met a lot of big guys. What I see on film is everything I see in person. They showed me so much love. They were eager to have me here and I'm eager to show them what I can do."
Carr also talked a bit about the pressure of playing under a five-year $50.1 million contract, which automatically makes him the No. 1 cornerback on the team.
"When you sign for a deal like that, people are going to look at you," said Carr. "People are going to expect big things from you. But I expect that out of myself. If you want to be labeled as one of the best, and get paid like the best, then you've got to be at your best. I'm always striving for that."
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