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Jerry Jones: Brandon Carr will be on the 2015 roster, but Cowboys still hope to reduce CB’s cap hit

Brandon Carr (left) breaks up a pass intended for Colts receiver Donte Moncrief last season.
Brandon Carr (left) breaks up a pass intended for Colts receiver Donte Moncrief last season. Star-Telegram

Jerry Jones guaranteed Wednesday that Brandon Carr will be on the Cowboys’ 2015 roster. But the team still would like to lower the cornerback’s salary-cap hit.

“We are continuing to look for ways that we can do something that’s good for both of us,” Jones said. “Good for both of us being 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. Again, any more than that and I’m getting into negotiating details. But there are ways that we can improve our lot that aren’t unrealistic. It would just be someone giving up something significant.”

Carr’s contract calls for him to make an $8 million base salary and count $12.717 million against the cap in 2015. Carr’s agent, Ben Dogra, said in March that Carr would not agree to a pay cut.

Carr signed a five-year, $50.1 million deal in 2012 and has a $9.1 million salary and a $7.434 million cap hit in 2016. The Cowboys could restructure or extend Carr to lower his cap hit this year.

Carr has six interceptions, 33 pass breakups and two touchdowns in three seasons in Dallas.

“I think that Carr is capable,” Jones said. “I’m not as negative on Carr’s season last year as some can be. I think he got pretty consistent near the end of the season, and so… we’ve got a good chance to be excellent in our secondary. I expect that really. I think that [Morris] Claiborne is going to surprise us.”  

Charean Williams, 817-390-7760

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