Cowboys' Brandon Carr not worried about rookie Byron Jones

Published May. 4, 2015 1:59 p.m. ET

The Cowboys selected Connecticut defensive back Byron Jones with their first round selection. Though the move is seen as a portent of either cornerbacks Brandon Carr or Morris Claiborne's time in Dallas coming to an end, Carr doesn't believe the move was for him.

"No, I say they got a young guy," Carr said at Taste of the NFL at AT&T Stadium Sunday. "They drafted a guy high, a defensive back they thought highly of him. So, looking forward to having him in the room with us, grooming him, and getting ready to play."

Carr also pointed out that the Chiefs, for whom he played from 2008-11, and the Cowboys have selected a cornerback in each of their drafts when he was with those respective teams. Until the Cowboys drafted Jones, the highest cornerback drafted with Carr on the roster was Alabama's Javier Arenas by Kansas City in 2010.

The last time the Cowboys carried a top free agent cornerback and a former first-rounder while going out and taking another cornerback in the first round was 2012 when Dallas traded up to take Claiborne with the sixth overall pick. The free agent was Carr and the former first-rounder was Mike Jenkins, who was released at season's end.


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