IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys' defensive backfield was arguably their weakest unit last season. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan didn't have enough talent for his aggressive scheme to be successful.
But a couple of offseason additions have greatly improved the secondary.
On Wednesday, Ryan shared his thoughts on what will likely be his two new starting cornerbacks.
Brandon Carr, who spent the previous four seasons with the Chiefs, was given a five-year, 50.1 million contract in March to become the Cowboys' shutdown corner. Being the highest-paid cornerback during the free agency period, Carr has high expectations to meet.
According to Ryan, Carr has exceeded those expectations.
"He's actually better," Ryan said. "He's outstanding. I knew he was great, but the guy is special."
Ryan added: "He shuts down everybody. He can cover anybody. He's got long arms, great length and hes a great person who works his tail off. He takes coaching, and Im really impressed with him."