Brandon Carr hasn't been in camp the past two days, but he is the player who is the most weary. He spent two days at home with his fiancee and his newborn son, Austin, who was born Monday.
"No sleep at all, but I wouldn’t want it any other way," said the Cowboys cornerback, who returned to practice Thursday. "It was a good feeling to be there and actually see your first son. I’m still trying to gather my thoughts and bring it all in. The last two days have been good. It’s a blessed feeling."
Carr, who also has a daughter, Sidney, flew back with the team from the Hall of Fame Game, arriving at LAX early Monday morning. He packed a bag and headed back to the airport after getting news that his fiancee was in labor. He watched the birth on FaceTime.
"I saw everyting I needed to see," Carr said. "I saw it all. Technology is wonderful these days. Sometimes you can’t control what’s going to happen. You’ve just got to go with the flow. I made the most of it."
Now, he's ready to play. The Cowboys starters are expected to play a series or two against the Raiders on Friday night.
"I’m ready to get it on," Carr said. "I’m pretty fresh and ready to get out there and run around and get some action finally and get ready for the season."
-- Charean Williams