The Baltimore Ravens announced Thursday that they have agreed with cornerback Brandon Carr on a four-year contract, continuing a mass exodus of free agents leaving the Dallas Cowboys for new teams and large contracts. Carr has agreed to a one-year deal with a series of options to make it a four-year deal worth $24 million, a source tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Carr, who went a stretch of 36 straight games without an interception before picking off Giants quarterback Eli Manning in the 2016 season opener, is coming off his best season with Dallas, finishing with nine pass deflections, a quarterback pressure, a tackle for loss and 61 tackles with Dallas.

He had six interceptions and two touchdowns in his first two seasons with the Cowboys after signing a five-year, $50 million deal as a free agent in 2012. A fifth-round pick in 2008 by the Chiefs, Carr has started and played in every game of his career (144 and counting). He turns 31 on May 19, but he’s been able to stay relatively injury free.

With Carr leaving and the signing of Morris Claiborne to the New York Jets expected to be made official on Friday, this offseason has left the Cowboys with a more barren defense than they had in 2016. Already they have lost safeties Barry Church (Jaguars) and JJ Wilcox (Buccaneers) and defensive linemen Jack Crawford (Falcons) and Terrell McClain (Redskins). They also have more overall holes as a team thanks to offensive lineman Ronald Leary’s signing with the Broncos, followed by the unexpected retirement of fellow lineman Doug Free, in addition to losing depth and versatility in the backfield after running back Lance Dunbar signed with the Rams on Thursday.

While Dallas has added corner Nolan Carroll, defensive linemen Stephen Paea and Damontre Moore, and brought back guard Jonathan Cooper (who was signed before the playoffs began after spending most of the season with Cleveland), and despite having all of their key offensive players, this team is now much weaker as a whole given the loss of many of its major role players, and will have their work cut out for them to not just replace those players, but to improve upon a team that once again succumbed to an early playoff exit.

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