Cowboys cornerbacks Carr, Claiborne leave for Ravens and Jets
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Mar 17, 2017,
Mar 17, 2017, 1:25
On Thursday, Baltimore signed Carr, a cornerback who teamed with Claiborne in Dallas, leaving Claiborne for the Jets. According to ESPN, Carr essentially received a one-year deal that could expand to a four-year, $24 million contract if all the options are exercised.
In his five years as a Cowboy, Claiborne has played in 47 games, including 43 starts.
"We got better today", Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome told The Associated Press.
Dallas has already seen two defensive lineman sign with new teams, Terrell McClain to the Redskins and Jack Crawford to the Falcons, and the exodus likely won't end there. Carr holds the longest active streak of consecutive starts among National Football League cornerbacks with 144.
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Dont'a Hightower is a gifted player, and if the Jets do sign him, he would be one of the highest paid inside linebackers around. They faced the likes of Kyle Orton (twice), Sam Bradford, Brian Hoyer, Brock Osweiler, and Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Carr was one of the more reliable pieces for the Cowboys defense in 2016, as he played all 16 games, and has played 144 consecutive games.
Meanwhile, Morris Claiborne has reached an agreement with the Jets, ESPN reported. Carr does not have the same injury concerns that Claiborne comes with, and Carr has been more consistent over the course of his career.
A week after officially releasing Darrelle Revis, the Jets have found themselves a new cornerback.
That means the Cowboys officially need help in the secondary.