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FRISCO (105.3 THE FAN) – Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr finished a successful at-bat during Tuesday’s team charity home-run derby at Dr Pepper Ballpark by flipping his bat high in the air.

“I try to mimic what I see on TV,’’ joked Carr, who didn’t follow up the Joey Bautista joke by brawling with the other Cowboys-turned-ballplayers.

Carr is in a jovial mood despite having agreed to a substantial paycut to remain in Dallas. He initially signed here as a big-money free agent in 2012 with a five-year deal totaling $50.1 million. But this season, his base salary has been sliced from $9.1 million to $4.25 million.

“I feel great,’’ Carr said. “I’m back with my teammates. I’m back in the community. Those are the things that matter most to me.”

Carr is an ironman on the field (while falling short of being a “$50-million man) and is the Cowboys’ Man of the Year for his off-field charity work.

“My kids absolutely love the community and love the city of Dallas,” Carr said. “My teammates, those are my brothers. … I felt strongly I needed to stay here for my foundation.”

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