Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr finished the 2013 season with three interceptions and 13 pass breakups.
Numbers aside, Carr's season could be viewed as a disappointment.
In an interview with Michigan Live, Carr called his 2013 season a learning process.
"Individually, this season was a learning process for me," Carr said last week after visiting his high school, Carman-Ainsworth, in Flint, Mich. "I came to Dallas with high expectations, with a chip on my shoulder and a lot of things that I wanted to accomplish as well. ... I'm still in the process of doing that but being assigned each team's No. 1 option each and every week with little to no help."
The Cowboys expect more from Carr after signing him to a five-year, $50.1 million contract two seasons ago. In two seasons Carr has 24 pass breakups, but in the previous two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, Carr had 40 pass breakups and appeared to be more of a playmaker.
"It's fine, because that's the type of games that you want when you grow up," Carr said. "But it was good because I learned a lot about myself."
Carr expressed surprise at the amount of media attention devoted to the Cowboys in the interview with Michigan Live.
"There's always a rhyme and reason to all the chaotic things that go on inside Valley Ranch," Carr said. "The atmosphere and stadium that we play in is crazy. That stadium is Jerry Jones' baby."