By Mike Fisher | @fishsports
ARLINGTON (105.3 THE FAN) — Brandon Carr has been assured he’ll be working for the 2015 Cowboys. But that doesn’t mean team owner Jerry Jones has given up working on ways to lessen the cornerback’s 2015 salary-cap impact.
“We are continuing to look for ways that we can do something that’s good for both of us,” Jones said Wednesday at AT&T Stadium while Carr participated in minicamp. “Good for both of us (meaning for) the Cowboys relative to relief as to our cap management and good for him that would maybe be some pluses for him on his contract…there are ways that we can improve our lot that aren’t unrealistic.”
Carr is presently scheduled to make $8 million in salary with a $12.7-mil hit against the cap. The Cowboys could force an or-else restructure (apparently an option Jones has dismissed) or extend Carr’s deal in a way that softens his cap hit this year.
All of this is part of a “vision of sugar-plums,” Jones said, of Carr joining Orlando Scandrick, rehabbing Mo Claiborne and first-round rookie Byron Jones in being part of a secondary he predicts will “surprise.”
“I think that Carr is capable,” Jones said. “I’m not as negative on Carr’s season last year as some can be…We’ve got a good chance to be excellent in our secondary. I expect that.”
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