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Cowboys sign CB Brandon Carr to five-year $50.1M deal

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
Carr will really be celebrating now that he's getting $50 million from the 'Boys.(Getty Images)
The Cowboys recently released longtime cornerback Terence Newman shortly before the start of free agency on Tuesday, indicating their desire to pursue a big-name defensive back in free agency. They did just that and landed Brandon Carr, our top-rated cornerback on the free-agent market, on Wednesday.

Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports that the deal between Carr and the Cowboys is for five years and $50.1 million. That's a fairly amusing number considering that Cortland Finnegan, the other top corner on the market, just signed with the Rams for five years and $50 million.

Carr, drafted by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, blossomed into one of the top man-cover corners in the NFL. He was deemed expendable by Kansas City when they signed ex-Raider Stanford Routt prior to free agency and decided to use their franchise tag on wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.
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