Brandon Carr will get to know Dallas

IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys don’t have to report to work again until Monday, but several players will continue to work out at Valley Ranch during the break. Others will go home or return to their colleges for the weekend.

Brandon Carr is new to the area and hopes to do some exploring, as well as some scouting.

“I'm going to get off my feet,” Carr said. “I'm going to enjoy my family, spend some time with the little one, probably watch some games, probably get around Dallas a little bit more and learn a little bit more about what's out here in this big city, but it's a time just to get away, refocus, refresh. I'm going to do some self-scouting on myself to see how team are going to attack me from here on out, but this is a good time for us to get away and to come back fresh on Monday.”

At 2-2, the Cowboys did not get off to the start they wanted, but Carr isn’t ready to say the season is over.

“We've got 12 games left,” Carr said “We have a lot of football left. It's not the time to panic. We're still fairly new to each other, still trying to find ourselves. But the good thing I can see is we just keep battling. All you can do is each Sunday is just keep showing up, come to practice ready to work, ready to learn, ready to get better. Hopefully that translates into the game. We have a week off and we have a tough opponent coming up. We have to start gearing our minds to the next part of our season, the second quarter. We have a tough stretch coming up, but now is time to buckle down and just execute and put everything together that we've been working so hard on, and just to finally put all the pieces to the puzzle together and show a finished product on Sundays.”