Robbery. It’s an ugly, terrible crime. Yet, as disgraceful as it may be, it occurs daily. No, I’m not talking about in the homes of many Americans. I’m talking about at the home of the Dallas Cowboys: Valley Ranch. Somebody please call the authorities on cornerback Brandon Carr.
I mean there are a few that could also be considered suspects for embezzling from the organization. This is true, but, none are as blatant as Carr. I’m going to warn you before you continue reading that this is not my usual optimism. My frustration in this player has runneth over.
To his credit, Brandon Carr has done a bang up job in Kansas City. By that, I mean he did enough to convince Cowboys’ Owner/GM Jerry Jones that he was worth investing in a five-year, $50.1 million dollar deal with $25.5 million guaranteed. For perspective on how massive a deal that is, he’s officially the #4 highest paid CB in the NFL.
“I worked hard to get to this position and I’m going to continue to work hard for everything that comes my way — the good and the bad. But now it’s time to step up and take charge and get my guys ready to go on Sundays.” – Brandon Carr via SportsDayDFW
That’s behind only Seahawks’ CB Richard Sherman, Patriots’ CB Darrelle Revis, and Browns’ CB Joe Haden. Now here’s where it gets worse. Of those three players, the highest percentage of guaranteed money (versus total contract worth) is 35.9% to Darrelle Revis. Brandon Carr’s guaranteed percentage is…wait for it…50.9%. Call a medic. I can’t breathe.