How much of an upgrade are Carr/Claiborne over Newman/Jenkins?
At NBC, I tried to break down the Brandon Carr signing and Morris Claiborne selection in terms of how much of an upgrade they’ll be over Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins.
Of course, we shouldn’t expect Claiborne’s efficiency to match that of the Cowboys’ top cornerback. Based on historical production from first-round cornerbacks and the ‘Boys current defense, Claiborne will probably be targeted at least 110 times this year. By allowing a completion rate of 58.0 percent and 8.00 yards-per-attempt, Claiborne would be sitting at 64 receptions for 512 yards.
Read more about Carr and Claiborne at NBC. No matter how you slice it, the Cowboys have a vastly improved secondary in 2012.