IRVING, Texas – It doesn't appear that the Cowboys have officially closed the book on Brandon Carr's contract situation – not according to team owner/general manager Jerry Jones, at least.
Carr's $8 million salary and $12 million cap hit have been hot topics of conversation ever since the season ended, with no shortage of speculation that he'll either be coerced into a pay cut or released from the team altogether.
None of that speculating has led to any actual movement, but Jones said Wednesday that it was still a possibility.
"We are continuing to look for ways that we can do something that's good for both of us," he said. "Good for both of us being the Cowboys, relative to relief as to our cap management and good for him that would maybe be some pluses for him on his contract."
However it plays out, Carr's status on the team is secure. Jones was emphatic about that when he was asked if the veteran corner would be a part of the roster this season.
"The answer is yes, he is," he said.
That doesn't mean there aren't avenues the Cowboys could pursue, though. If Carr doesn't want to take a pay cut, the team could offer him an extension to reduce the amount on his salary cap hits in the coming years.
Jones didn't want to get into specifics on possible tactics, but it doesn't sound like he has ruled out the possibility.
"Again, any more than that and I'm getting into negotiating details. But there are ways that we can improve our lot that aren't unrealistic," he said.