Brandon Carr said he’s been through too much in his life to get his confidence shaken by Calvin Johnson’s performance against him Sunday.
“You know what I’ve been through to get here? Just from childhood until now, I’ve been through so much; so many obstacles, struggles, things thrown at me, people saying I couldn’t do this, couldn’t do that,” Carr said Monday after watching the tape of the 329-yard receiving performance by the Lions receiver. “I just get up each and every day, put my shoes on and go to work. I knew I had a big challenge yesterday, and I was ready for it.”
Carr said he learned a lot about himself from the game and that he was proud of some things, and that some things he can learn from.
“At the end of the day, I stood in there and fought, and that’s all you can ask for,” he said. “I’m going to get better as time goes on. We’re going to get better as a unit. But it definitely hasn’t shaken my confidence. It might have boosted it. It might sound crazy, but I learn from games like that. It’s time to move on and go on again.”
The Cowboys credited Carr with eight tackles and two pass breakups Sunday. For the season, Carr is the Cowboys’ fourth-leading tackler, and he has two interceptions and a fumble recovery. His 11 passes defensed leads the team.
Asked what he could have done differently Sunday, Carr said, “Just situational football. That’s what it comes down to – an awareness of who’s hot, who’s the go-to guy and just different things you have to fight back and find a way to make a play on them, or find a way to get them covered up.”
Of Johnson, Carr said, “He was hot, and they just kept feeding him, which is what you’re supposed to do with your horse. You’re supposed to feed him the ball and target him as many times as they did, and he made a lot of plays for them and kept them in the ballgame. And down the stretch, he was the one that helped them get the victory.”
-- Carlos Mendez