Jerry Jones likes Carr's move to safety
ARLINGTON, Texas — Before Sunday, Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr had not played safety since high school.
Following Barry Church's Achillies injury, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan had few options. After all, Gerald Sensabaugh was already out of the lineup with a right calf strain.
Ryan decided to move his $50 million corner to safety and increase Mike Jenkins' playing time at Carr's regular spot. Tampa Bay was unable to take advantage of the position change. Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman was held to 10 completions and 110 yards passing. His lone touchdown toss came on Tampa Bay's first possession.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said playing Carr at safety was a "good move."
"Rob (Ryan) had told me that if we can get Jenkins back that we could do some things with all three (corners) on the field," Jones said. "He's true to his word and he's getting it done."
Carr simply called the move "a new challenge."
"I have to study different positions now, and that's not something I'm used to," Carr said. "The coaches trusted me that I could get the job done. I tried my best to do it."
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