Brandon Carr prepared for more physical Cowboys defense

Elsa

With a switch in defensive scheme, Brandon Carr said the Cowboys' cornerbacks are preparing to play a more physical style next season.

With Monte Kiffin taking over as Cowboys defensive coordinator, there will be changes coming in Dallas. Perhaps no position will undergo a bigger change than the cornerbacks, who will now be asked to play a physical man-to-man style.

For more on the Cowboys, visit Blogging the Boys

Cornerback Brandon Carr said the coaching staff told the cornerbacks to prepare to play next season as physical as they can for 16 games. That means more man-to-man press coverage, but it goes beyond a change in coverage schemes.

"Not only disrupting the timing of the receivers, but also when our number is called to come up and stop the run and come up and tackle," Carr said, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Carr said he and fellow starting cornerback Morris Claiborne have already discussed their new roles and taking on the mentality of shutting down their side of the field. Carr isn't expecting any issues, as he said the new scheme caters to what Carr and Claiborne were brought in to do.

The Seattle Seahawks have arguably the most physical cornerbacks in the NFL, and Kiffin has already told Cowboy players to study Seattle film to get an idea of how the Cowboys expect to play next season. Carr said the biggest change will be the mentality of the defense.

"Defense is supposed to be the aggressors and the ones making you make a decision out there, so that's what we got to get back to."

More in the NFL:

NFL Mock Draft: New names rising in first round

NFL defenses are changing, too

Free agency rumors: Dolphins target Mike Wallace

Uffsides: Von Miller talks with SB Nation

The NFL's disappearing middle class

NFL news: Roger Goodell terrified, Shawne Merriman retires and the latest on free agency

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.