The Cowboys thought about switching Carr and Orlando Scandrick last season, but Scandrick suffered torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in training camp and missed the season. Claiborne was coming back from a torn patellar tendon, and the team didn’t want to put more stress on him.
Scandrick is expected to be back for the first day of training camp in late July as he continues his rehab. cheap NFL jerseys
Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli downplayed the switch.
“They should be interchangeable,” he said.
Head coach Jason Garrett doesn’t see it as a big deal.
“I think there are probably a lot of different theories about why you want a guy to play left or right,” Garrett said. “We’re just trying to give those guys chances to play where they’re most comfortable. I think they’ve handled it well. Each of those guys, if you play man-to-man, is going to have to align on the other side. They take receivers from this side and put them over here and if they’re covering them man-to-man, you’re aligned on the left, or you’re aligned on the right. Sometimes I think people overstate that.”
Carr had eight interceptions in four seasons with the Chiefs while mostly playing right cornerback. In four seasons of playing mostly on the left with the Cowboys, he has six interceptions and hasn’t recorded one since Thanksgiving of 2013. wholesale NFL jerseys
“Me personally, I think it’s just a different game on the right and left side,” Carr said. “The right side is more the boundary, more where the X receiver is and things of that nature. The left side you get more cominations with the slot and multiple formations. I feel like [Claiborne is] at the point in his career where he can benefit from playing on that left side and he can make some plays from over there.”
Claiborne has three interceptions in his four seasons. He has not had an interception since Week 3 of the 2014 season.
"However it happens,” Claiborne sad. “I feel like I'm prepared to play inside, outside, left corner, right corner. It doesn't matter.”
The switch seems more about comfort than anything else. cheap jerseys
“I don’t think anything is easy with the new rules nowadays,” Carr said. “It’s a challenge on both sides. I just prefer it. I like the right side. I have enough knowledge on the right side just checking those receivers. Just trying to see what we can do from it.” wholesale NFL jerseys