The Cowboys lost a pair of cornerbacks in less than half an hour Thursday afternoon as NFL free agency continues.
Brandon Carr signed a four-year deal with Baltimore, the organization announced. According to ESPN, Carr essentially received a one-year deal that could expand to a four-year, $24 million contract if all the options are exercised.
“This is a good football player,” general manager Ozzie Newsome said. “We got better today.”
Meanwhile, Morris Claiborne has reached an agreement with the Jets, ESPN reported. Contract terms haven’t been revealed for his deal.
Carr, 30, has played in all 16 games each season during his nine-year career. Most recently, he spent five years with the Cowboys, where he recorded 61 tackles, nine passes rushed and one interception.
Claiborne, 27, was drafted sixth overall by the Cowboys in 2012. He recorded 151 total tackles in Dallas along with four interceptions.
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