The Cowboys signed Brandon Carr last off-season to do what he did Sunday. He stopped DeSean Jackson cold.
Jackson caught three passes for 21 yards. In nine previous games against the Cowboys, Jackson never had fewer yards.
"He was pretty darn good,” Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin said of Carr.
Carr has done "pretty darn good" for three consecutive weeks, since the Cowboys began matching him up against the opponent's top receiver. Carr held Denver’s DeMaryius Thomas to five catches for 57 yards and Washington’s Pierre Garcon to six catches for 69 yards.
"I say it all the time, man," Carr said. "It’s three hours I get an opportunity to come out here to play, three hours I get an opportunity to come out here and challenge myself and respond to the challenge that’s given to me by my coaches. I’m just out here doing my job. I’m one level of the defense. They assign me with checking whoever, just like everybody else has an assignment and I have to go out there and execute."
-- Charean Williams