He includes himself, even though he wasn’t here last year when the Cowboys lost three double-digit fourth-quarter leads.
“A lot of these guys that have been here before us are pretty much tired of losing, tired of giving up games late in the fourth quarter, second half. We don’t want it to be on us that we’re losing games this year,” he said after Wednesday night’s 24-17 victory against the Giants.
Carr had one tackle and one pass breakup in his first start with the Cowboys, paired with rookie Morris Claiborne on the other corner.
“We’ve got new guys added to this that feel the exact same way, coming from winning programs, coming from places where you got to have pride to play there, some savvy to play there,” Carr said. “Everybody has the same attitude, nobody wants to be the weak link on this defense.”
The Cowboys gave up few big plays. Carr blamed himself for mis-timing a leap at a deep ball to Dominic Hixon in the third quarter that set up the Giants’ first touchdown. “That looked bad, didn’t it?” he said with a laugh.
But he said the key to the good defensive play was that everybody understood what they were doing.
“Guys are just buying into the system,” Carr said. “I think that’s what it is. Listening to what the coaches have to say. Trusting in them that their advice is worth taking. Nobody wants to be the weak link of this system, nobody wants to be the weak link of the secondary. Guys have pride in keeping the deep ball off their head and instead making teams drive and work for every yard that they get.”
-- Carlos Mendez