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December 10, 2012

Interception gives Carr a chance to talk a little football after another trying weekend

Brandon Carr was the center of attention in the Cowboys locker room after the game, in part because he has been closely connected to both of the NFL deaths in the past two weeks, the murder-suicide involving a former teammate in Kansas City and the death of a current teammate, Jerry Brown.

But the Cowboys cornerback had a little football to talk about, also.

His interception and 37-yard return in the second quarter stopped a drive with the Bengals ahead 10-3 and moving, and the Cowboys turned it into a 10-10 tie.

Carr said he was in the right spot for the pick.

“I was in my zone and just reading the quarterback,” he said. “I know that’s their go-to guy. I know sometimes he may try to force it to him. That was one of those plays. He had confidence in himself that he could squeeze it in there. But I was sitting there, kind of waiting for it. Just broke on the ball as I saw it, just tried to get back to the house. But I ran out of gas.”

For Carr, it was his second interception of the season. He is the only Cowboys player with two interceptions. Morris Claiborne, Sean Lee, Danny McCray and Charlie Peprah each have one.

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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