In Sept. 1995, the Cowboys signed free agent cornerback Deion Sanders to a $35 million contract, making him the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. Dallas is hoping its latest free agent cornerback, Brandon Carr, can match Sanders’ success. The former Chief signed a five-year, $51 million deal to shore up the Cowboys defensive backfield. The move has already paid off, says SI’s Chris Burke, who noted that Carr picked off Philip Rivers twice in the recent Dallas-San Diego game. (Albert Dickson/Sporting News/Icon SMI)
BURKE: Carr off to a strong start in DallasGALLERY: Classic Photo of Deion Sanders

In Sept. 1995, the Cowboys signed free agent cornerback Deion Sanders to a $35 million contract, making him the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. Dallas is hoping its latest free agent cornerback, Brandon Carr, can match Sanders’ success. The former Chief signed a five-year, $51 million deal to shore up the Cowboys defensive backfield. The move has already paid off, says SI’s Chris Burke, who noted that Carr picked off Philip Rivers twice in the recent Dallas-San Diego game. (Albert Dickson/Sporting News/Icon SMI)

BURKE: Carr off to a strong start in Dallas
GALLERY: Classic Photo of Deion Sanders

Dallas CB Aaron Kyle puts up his hands to ward off Philadelphia OL Dennis Franks as tempers flared during a Dec. 1976 game between the Cowboys and Eagles. Several scuffles broke out during the game as the Cowboys whipped the Eagles, 26-7. The two longtime rivals face off on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)
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Dallas CB Aaron Kyle puts up his hands to ward off Philadelphia OL Dennis Franks as tempers flared during a Dec. 1976 game between the Cowboys and Eagles. Several scuffles broke out during the game as the Cowboys whipped the Eagles, 26-7. The two longtime rivals face off on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

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