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Mar 14, 2012 7:50 PM by Jordan Mason

Cowboys agree with QB Orton, CB Carr and 2 others

The Dallas Cowboys have already accomplished two of their primary goals in free agency, upgrading their secondary and getting a veteran backup quarterback.

Cornerback Brandon Carr, who was apparently Dallas' top target, agreed Wednesday to a five-year deal, and quarterback Kyle Orton agreed to a three-year deal to be Tony Romo's backup. Both played in Kansas City last season.

Dallas also announced the signings of unrestricted free-agent offensive lineman Mackenzy Bernadeau from the Carolina Panthers to a four-year deal, and fullback Lawrence Vickers from Houston for two years.

Within hours after free agency began Tuesday afternoon, team officials visited with Carr at Cowboys Stadium.

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