According to ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins, cornerback Brandon Carr, who signed a five-year, $50.1 million contract with the Cowboys this offseason, has been working out at left cornerback. However, according to owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett, it's currently unclear where he will be lining up.
In the past, with the Kansas City Chiefs, Carr has lined up as the right cornerback, but played on the left side and in the slot at times. Carr is working as the left cornerback now because he knows that if he wants to be considered an elite cornerback, he needs to be good on either side of the ball.
"If you want to be an elite corner you have to play both sides of the field," Carr said last week after a tour of the ESPN studios in Bristol, Conn. "And you have to challenge yourself and play outside your comfort zone and play the left or the right, play in the slot or play wherever is needed. That's why this offseason I got [to] adjust to both sides of the field, so come September 5 I can play on both sides and be comfortable. I've been pushing myself out of my comfort zone and playing on my left side."
If Carr plays on the left side, the team's right cornerback would be Mike Jenkins and the slot corner would be Orlando Scandrick. If Carr could make himself comfortable both on the left and right side, his value would be increased with the Cowboys.