Cowboys lose cornerbacks Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne — NFL free agency

Claiborne has played only 47 of a possible 80 games in his first five National Football League seasons.

According to the team's official Twitter account, the Ravens have signed former Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr to a 4 year deal.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the deal is in total worth $24 million. Schefter believes that he will only be in Baltimore for two years.

The Cowboys weren't likely to pay Carr $6 million a year, although the four-year deal is really more of a two-year deal, more in line with what you might pay someone like Carr at his age. Likely a 2-year, $12M deal.

The Jets, who ranked 17th in pass defense in 2016, released seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis last week.

Claiborne and Carr will be the third and fourth defensive backs to leave the Dallas Cowboys this offseason when the deal is completed.

Carr, who went a stretch of 36 straight games without an interception before picking off Giants quarterback Eli Manning in the 2016 season opener, is coming off his best season, finishing with nine pass deflections, a quarterback pressure, a tackle for loss and 61 tackles with Dallas. Carr does not have the same injury concerns that Claiborne comes with, and Carr has been more consistent over the course of his career. The Ravens did sign a Cowboys free agent corner, just turns out it was the other one, Brandon Carr.

  • Rosalie Stanley