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December 03, 2012

Somber Brandon Carr says he had to get past Kansas City deaths to be able to play Sunday night

Cornerback Brandon Carr said he has had a tough time since learning about the murder-suicide involving a former teammate with the Kansas City Chiefs.

“Tough, tough few days,” he said, pausing between the words, after the Cowboys’ game Sunday night. “It was good to see that they won today. Good to see that we won today.”

Carr played the first four years of his career in Kansas City, where he was a teammate of Jovan Belcher, who shot to death his girlfriend on Saturday morning in Kansas City and then drove to the Chiefs offices and shot himself.

“A lot of heavy hearts,” Carr said. “I just pray for the families of both individuals involved. And that’s all we can do right now is just pray and try to, I guess, understand and be slow to point fingers and point blame and things like that – just figure out the whole story and let those two rest in peace and continue to love one another. That’s all we can do.”

Carr said it was not easy for him to get ready for the game.

“That’s been on my mind since Saturday morning when I got the text messages about it,” he said. “Had to get my mind right today before I left the house so I could come out here and battle with my teammates here. But they did a good job of picking me up since Saturday,  since yesterday. It’s a good supporting group. It’s good to feel that I have brothers here who love me and support me. So that’s good.”

Carr, who had one tackle in the Sunday night game against the Eagles, declined to take football questions after that.

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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