Carr doesn't plan on seeing Cruz's dancing

Carr doesn't plan on seeing Cruz's dancing

Published Apr. 2, 2012 2:32 p.m. ET

When the Dallas Cowboys signed cornerback Brandon Carr to a five-year, $50 million contract at the start of free agency, they did so in hopes that he would help shore up one of the worst passing defenses in the league last season.

The Cowboys now have to hope he can back up on the field the challenges he's throwing out in the media, specifically to New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz.

Cruz became a breakout star last season, finishing third in the NFL in receiving yards with 1,536 and tied for sixth in the league with nine touchdowns.

But his now-signature dance was the subject of question during Carr's appearance on ESPN's "NFL Live." Carr was asked how he plans to slow down his new NFC East rival.

"I want to use all my body," Carr said. "I'm six-foot, 200 pounds. I know he's got to run through me to get wherever he's running, so I'm going to be patient at the line. All that salsa dancing, that's fine, but you've got to come through me.

"I don't plan on seeing no dancing."

Dallas saw Cruz's salsa dance in person on a 74-yard touchdown during the final game of the regular season, a game New York went on to win 31-14, securing the Giants' spot in the playoffs and their eventual place in NFL history.

New York Giants tight end Jake Ballard saw Carr's comment and quickly had his own response on Twitter.

"Brandon Carr talking about stopping @TeamVic and Hakeem Nicks, Good luck buddy, 2 of the best in the league for the champs.. #sorryimnotsorry."