Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr said he got better during the first week of OTAs at the switch from the right side to the left side.
“It is different. I’m not going to say that it’s not,” he said after Wednesday’s practice during the three-day OTA session this week at Valley Ranch. “Just from the standpoint of your muscle memory on the right side, it’s different. The mechanics and things like that. But this was Day 2. Today was better than yesterday, so hopefully tomorrow will be better than today.”
Carr was the Cowboys’ top free-agent acquisition. He signed a five-year deal worth $50.1 million.
He said the contract hasn’t changed him.
“I’m going to continue being the same person I have always been,” he said. “I don’t feel like I have to change. Of course, on the field I have to elevate my game, take it to the next level. That was already my goal before I signed with the Cowboys. As far as me being a person, I’m going to be the same person. I’m going to talk to you guys the same way, stay boring.”
He laughed when he said that, drawing smiles from the reporters assembled around him in the locker room.
“No pressure,” he said. “Continue to go out there, have fun. I’ve been playing this game since the fourth grade, so I’m going to continue to do what I’ve been doing.”
Is he comfortable with the spotlight? He does play for the Dallas Cowboys now, after all.
“I’m comfortable with it,” he said. “I’ve grown into it. Hopefully it’ll be a good spotlight in the years to come. That doesn’t matter. When I’m out there playing, I’m not thinking about who’s looking at me or what they’re saying about me. I’m out there with my teammates. I’m playing for them.”
-- Carlos Mendez