More than nine months later, Brandon Carr still can’t escape the subject.
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s one-handed catch over Carr last November continues to get replayed on TV over and over, and Carr knew the topic would eventually come up on opening week with the teams meeting Sunday night at AT&T Stadium.
“That’s your focus,” Carr said when first asked about the Beckham catch. “I’m trying to win a football game like we did last year.”
That is true. Somewhat forgotten in the midst of praise and adulation thrown Beckham’s way is the fact that the Cowboys still won the game, 31-28. It’s reminisicent of Derek Jeter being dubbed “Mr. November” for his past-midnight home run in Game 4 of the 2001 World Series, a series the Yankees ultimately lost.
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Regardless, Carr has mastered having a short meomory as a cornerback and didn’t seem overly bothered by the questions Tuesday afternoon.
“I’ve always been hard-headed, too, so it all goes hand in hand,” Carr said. “But short memory, you have to learn from it, correct yourself and move on from it. You can’t make the same mistake twice.
“From that play, it was a great ball, great catch. Just for the defender’s sake, keep running and track the ball better.”
Asked if it has been difficult seeing the catch over and over, Carr responded: “What do you do when you’re afraid of the dark? Do you run from it? Or just one day close the door, turn off the lights and go to sleep.
“I just keep it moving, man. New year, new season. Ready to get it on. Looking forward to an exciting season.”
That begins Sunday with another showdown against Beckham and the Giants.