Brandon Carr has found time to take a few vacations since his football season came to an end on Dec. 30. The Dallas Cowboys cornerback went to Disneyland with his daughter the first week of the playoffs because he couldn't stand to watch the games on TV. He then visited New Orleans the week of the Super Bowl and made a trip to Miami last week for three days.
But despite the time away from Valley Ranch, Carr is familiar with the changes that have taken place, especially the ones on the defensive side of the ball.
"What I've learned in my five years as a professional athlete is that change is always constant in the NFL," Carr said Friday before reading to children at Edward Titche Elementary School in Dallas as part of a United Way event to honor the birthday of Dr. Seuss. "Typically, you have the most change in the offseason. Typically, after finishing the way we finished, 8-8, middle of the pack, they're looking for some answers.
"I think they'...