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Cowboys Hot Routes: Film buff Carr ranks his top 5 flicks

Remember the Titans, starring Denzel Washington, is cornerback Brandon Carr’s favorite movie.
Remember the Titans, starring Denzel Washington, is cornerback Brandon Carr’s favorite movie. Handout

Brandon Carr has gained an appreciation for the art of acting, admiring how some change seamlessly between roles.

Denzel Washington ranks as one of his favorites, and Carr enjoyed meeting the Hollywood star when he visited Cowboys camp earlier this month.

“You can’t go wrong with a movie when Denzel is in it,” Carr said.

With that being said, Carr talked about five of his favorite movies:

1. Remember the Titans: “Like I said, you can’t go wrong with Denzel. This is where I flip over to my coaching mode as to what I’d like to be as a coach for a high school team.”

2. Friday: “It’s a movie, no matter how many times I watch it, it still humors me. There’s a lot of funny moments.”

3. Gran Torino: “Clint Eastwood ... any movie with him in it is pretty good. I like the way he stands against the different threats in the neighborhood.”

4. Boyz n the Hood: “My all-time favorite movie growing up. And I still enjoy watching it.”

5. Varsity Blues: “It reminds me of high school football. Just the way we approached the game with the pregame rituals and all of that.”

LA Rams?

The Rams haven’t called Los Angeles home since the 1994 season, but their fan base remains strong in Southern California. Rams fans turned out in droves at the Cowboys’ training camp complex in Oxnard to welcome their team home.

They hope for a permanent return, with Rams owner Stan Kroenke having planned a new stadium in Inglewood. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones entertained Kroenke and Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. on Monday.

“I know this: Since I was born in Inglewood, since I’m a favorite son of El Segundo, and if you go down through there you can probably find 15 or 20 relatives of some distance back, so I’ve got a lot of background in California,” Jones said.

The Chargers and the Raiders, along with the Rams, presented plans for relocating to the LA market during an NFL owners meeting in Chicago last week. The Chargers and the Raiders are proposing to share a stadium in Carson.

“The main thing is Los Angeles needs the very best, the very best we can put in Los Angeles, so that’s the big issue,” Jones said. “We’re talking about Los Angeles, and they’ve been without a team for 20 years.”

He said it

“Oh, just a little chit-chatting you know? Got two holding penalties that were there. Ripped the shirt. Told him if you can’t cover, get out of Cover 1. Nah, I’m kidding. He’s a former player, so he’s definitely passionate. That defense, the style they play, they attack. They’re downhill. Gregg [Williams has] been that way everywhere he’s been, so we knew that and I got lot of respect for their defense.” — Cowboys tight end Jason Witten on his conversation with Rams assistant linebackers coach Joe Bowden


7,739 Attendance for Monday’s joint practice, the largest attended practice of Cowboys’ training camp.

Injury report

▪ LB Rolando McClain (right knee): PUP

▪ OT Chaz Green (hip): PUP

▪ LB Mark Nzeocha (knee): non-football injury

▪ OT Tyron Smith (biceps): Out until after San Francisco game

▪ CB Byron Jones (left shoulder): Seeking second opinion

▪ DT Terrell McClain (knee/hamstring): Day-to-day

▪ DE Kenneth Boatright (neck): Returned to Dallas for further evaluation; out indefinitely

▪ WR Dez Bryant (hamstring): Out until after San Francisco game

▪ WR Antwan Goodley (hamstring): Day-to-day

▪ CB Orlando Scandrick (knee): Day-to-day

▪ TE James Hanna (left knee): Day-to-day

▪ RB Gus Johnson (separated shoulder): Day-to-day

▪ CB Brandon Carr (right hand): Day-to-day

▪ LB Anthony Hitchens (foot): Day-to-day

▪ DT Tyrone Crawford (back): Day-to-day

▪ S Barry Church (ribs): Day-to-day

▪ TE Gavin Escobar (unknown injury)

▪ OG Ron Leary (back): Day-to-day

Charean Williams


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