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June 13, 2012

Press coverage from Brandon Carr steals the show at Cowboys minicamp Day 2

Brandon Carr’s tight coverage was a star of the second day of minicamp.

It showed the most in an 11-on-11 red-zone drill with 1s against 1s.

The new cornerback broke up two passes and left no room for two others to become completions, shutting out Kevin Ogletree, Raymond Radway, Dwayne Harris and Miles Austin on throws in the end zone.

It meant the defense protected an imaginary four-point lead, holding the offense out from the 12-yard line.

Later, in a 7-on-7 red-zone drill, he had tight coverage on Harris again, but Harris made the catch – having to fall out of the back of the end zone to do it.

It was an impressive display from the Cowboys’ No. 1 free agent pickup. Coach Jason Garrett said Carr’s brand of press coverage is going to help the Cowboys, both on defense and offense.

“He’s a big, long guy. Very long arms. Great athlete who can run. Not afraid to be physical,” Garrett said. “We’ve seen that in practice over the course of this offseason. It’s great work for him to be up there pressing a lot. It’s also great work for our receivers. Every time they come off the line of scrimmage, they have to deal with that. It’s great practice for him, because that’s how he’ll play, and that’s how he’s played for most of his career.”

Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said last week that Carr is better than advertised.

“I knew he was great, but the guy is special,” he said.

What makes him special?

“Just because he shuts down everybody,” Ryan said. “He can cover anybody. He’s got long arms, great length, and he’s a great person who works his tail off. He takes coaching, and I’m really impressed with him.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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@KILL_VICK. Hahahaha. I think Glenn does bath salts before every post.

@ralph and pick six ....arguing anything with Glenn(closet eagles fan ) guillory useless. He knows nothing of football and only comes on here to trash the boys. Hey glenn go do some bath salt and die.

Ugh..ralph..picksix...Mind your business!..Mind your business!!....lol..

I'm happy that Carr is doing well, but I want to see how he deals with DeSean and Victor. Now that's when the rubber meets to road.

To Cornell: Hey, Dude... run to the office supply store and buy yourself a box of periods.

It doesn't matter who the QB is they are all professionalsskibg more money than we are and if you could not read it did said he covered miles Austin if you didn't forget who that was which is our number 1 receiver in which I do think dez is better but he had yet to prove himself as that number 1 and I still love ya dez but show everybody why your that number 1 receiver on Dallas and in the nfl

It doesn't matter who the QB is they are all professionalsskibg more money than we are and if you could not read it did said he covered miles Austin if you didn't forget who that was which is our number 1 receiver in which I do think dez is better but he had yet to prove himself as that number 1 and I still love ya dez but show everybody why your that number 1 receiver on Dallas and in the nfl

Glen stfu

Glenn - since he said it was 1s on 1s you have to assume the QB was Romo.

Ugh..Carlos..Carr covering those guys are not anything to write home about. Let us know when he covers Dez one on one...lol. By the way...who was the quarterback on most of the passes that Carr defensed? Just wondering.....lol.

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