As the Cowboys head into their bye week, cornerback Brandon Carr said it is too early to overreact to the team’s 2-2 start despite a pair of lopsided losses to Seattle (27-7) and Chicago (34-18) wrapped around a less-than-stellar performance in a 16-10 victory over Tampa Bay.
“It’s not the time to panic,” Carr said after Wednesday’s practice at Valley Ranch. “We’ve got a lot of football left. We’re still fairly new to each other, still trying to find ourselves. But the good thing I can see is we just keep battling.”
Carr, the team’s highest-profile addition via free agency during the off-season, said he is satisfied with the progress made by an injury-riddled defense which expects to regain the services of three starters _ nose tackle Jay Ratliff, linebacker Anthony Spencer and defensive end Kenyon Coleman _ from injuries when the team returns to practice Monday in preparation for an Oct. 13 game at Baltimore.
“We don’t have a lot of mental mistakes this year,” Carr said of the Cowboys’ defense. “Everybody is pretty much on the same page. It’s just we fail to keep our intensity throughout the whole game. We’re still trying to find a solution to that … But (there are) a lot of positives. A lot of guys are still eager to get out there, still have upbeat attitudes and are just willing to go out there and work.”
_ Jimmy Burch