Sources: Cowboys to host Brandon Carr

IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys are wasting little time in getting involved in signing one of the premiere free-agent cornerbacks just moments after officially releasing Terence Newman.

According to sources, the Cowboys will meet with Brandon Carr tonight with the intent on signing him to a lucrative contract.

Carr, 25, had four of his eight career interceptions in 2011 for Kansas City. He has started 64 straight games since the Chiefs took him in the fifth round of the 2008 draft. In addition to the four picks, the Kansas City coaches credited him with 58 tackles and 13 pass deflections.

It is the second attempt the Cowboys will have at landing a top free-agent cornerback in less than a year. The Cowboys wanted to sign Nnamdi Asomugha last summer when free agency began after the lockout ended, but he ended up with Philadelphia.