Brandon Carr Gets 5 Years, $50.1 Million From Dallas Cowboys

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 18: Brandon Carr #39 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after a win against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Kansas CIty, Missouri. The Chiefs defeated the Packers 19-14. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Wow. Just wow. I knew it was coming but this is still surprising. Per ESPN, the Dallas Cowboys just signed Brandon Carr to a 5-year, $50.1 million deal. Good for Brandon, not many deserve it more than him.

But this is also exactly why the Chiefs didn't sign him. Committing $10.5 million in the first two years (with no obligation for a third) to Stanford Routt is, in my opinion, a better value. Carr is the better player, yes. But Routt is probably the right choice in this situation.

Man, $50 million. Well, excuse me: $50.1 million. The other top cornerback on the market, Cortland Finnegan, got $50 million. So Carr wins I guess.

What are you thinking right now about this deal?

More Chiefs free agency news (and a list of all the Chiefs free agents here):

Brandon Carr to Dallas for $50.1 million | Kyle Orton signs with Cowboys | John Carlson signs with Vikings | John Carlson visiting Vikings, after Chiefs | Paul Soliai reportedly visiting Broncos | All the Chiefs free agents, take two | Chiefs seeking big running back | Carr to Cowboys could happen |Day one recap|Finnegan's numbers are in, waiting on Carr| Mike Tolbert has five teams interested|BenJarvus Green-Ellis has multiple suitors | Eric Winston visiting Chiefs| Peyton Hilils, Mike Tolbert visiting Chiefs |49ers in on Brandon Carr | John Carlson visiting Chiefs | No tender for Tyler Palko | Kyle Orton visiting Cowboys | Brandon Carr visiting Cowboys

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