Jerry Jones: Fitting that Carr made big play
DEC 09, 2012 7:49p ET
But the tragedy didn't stop there. While leaving a memorial service for Perkins on Saturday in Austin, Carr was informed that current Cowboys teammate Josh Brent was in an Irving jail and Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown was dead after Brent's car hit a curb and flipped early Saturday morning.
One of Carr's current teammates called and gave him the news.
"I wasn't expecting it," Carr said after playing in the Cowboys' 20-19 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. "I didn't believe it so I called him back again and said, ‘What did you just say to me?'
"It falls back to take advantage of the time you have and love harder than you've ever loved because you never know when, where, how, whatever. When your time is up, there's no getting it back. That's why every day you live it to the fullest and you just take advantage of every chance you get."
Carr didn't fly with the team to Cincinnati during the day on Saturday because he was attending Perkins' memorial service. Instead, he traveled later in the day with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
"It was a hard day for Brandon, a real hard day," Jones said Sunday. "It was a hard day for him on the plane."
But Carr, who was visibly drained after last Sunday's 38-33 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, somehow found the strength to play Sunday. And he had one of his team's biggest highlights, an interception that set up the Cowboys' first touchdown early in the second quarter.
"For him, I can tell you just firsthand because I spent the time that I spent with him yesterday," Jones said, "it was fitting that he got the big play he got for us."