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March 13, 2012

Brandon Carr being wooed and Kyle Orton wanted, too

Not long after announcing they will release cornerback Terence Newman, the Cowboys began wooing his potential replacement. The Cowboys brought Kansas City free agent cornerback Brandon Carr to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington while engaged in serious negotiations with his agent, Ben Dogra, in hopes of signing him as quickly as possible, according to a source.
A contingent of Cowboys brass, including vice president Stephen Jones, coach Jason Garrett and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan were prepared to roll out the red carpet for Carr at Cowboys Stadium. 
Carr appears to be the Cowboys primary focus, which is understandable considering they ranked among the worst past defenses in team history over the past two years.
Carr, 26, is in the prime of his career after being picked in the fifth round by the Chiefs in 2008.  He has started all 64 games of his career. Although he has just eight interceptions, he is a solid performer and doesn't give many plays. He allowed just three touchdowns last season and had 15 pass deflections. No Cowboys player had more than eight in 2011.
The Cowboys also made contact to bring in Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton to replace Jon Kitna as Tony Romo's primary backup.
Orton has played for three teams -- the Bears, Broncos and Chiefs -- with 69 starts, 80 touchdown passes and 47 interceptions. The Cowboys put in a claim in for Orton after he was released by the Broncos during the 2011 season, but the Chiefs won the claim.
 
-- Clarence Hill

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Leave Tony alone. If the rest of the team had played to his level you would have several of YOUR super bowls you want.
You can win on your back or if they can't catch it.
Tonys a top 5 QB, where you gonna get another one? Oh! I know call Quincy Carter! That ought to make you really happy Romo haters.
Go Tony!

its a good move , nobody i mean nobody that just gets thrown into a game is always gonna be on, chill out leave the Cowboys alone

The cowboys need to let Romo go. 8 years, and you haven't got the message. Tony Romo is taking the cowboys no where!!!!!!

bring us some cornerbackz who cares about backup qb

Jerry..... you being in all of those NFL commites, If you were cut with your hand on the cookie jar and those fines stick, you ebarras yourself and the organisacion, remember you are as good as the people you hired.....
Fix it, just like you did your teeth

Kyle is a great player to have as a back up QB, finally Jerry did something good

i dont understand this move at all. for the last few we were dead in the water when romo when down. i felt kitna was a waste of money. orton has not been successful on any team that he played. T O would help the cowboy way more than kyle orton. jerry please get us some DBs

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