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Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:53:25 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said at the NFL Scouting Combine last week that LBs Bruce Carter and Sean Lee would compete for the starting job at middle linebacker. Whoever is not used at MLB would play weak-side outside linebacker.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:03:48 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter likely would line up at weakside linebacker if the team moved to a 4-3 defensive alignment.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 06:52:42 -0800
Several Dallas Cowboys players, including LB Bruce Carter, CB Sterling Moore and DT Jason Hatcher, are upset with the firing of former defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 10:08:03 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (elbow) is no longer in a brace for his elbow and is working on range of motion and strengthening exercises. He is expected to be ready for the start of organized team activities in May.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:21:36 -0800
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (elbow) has a broken bone in his elbow in addition to having the elbow be dislocated.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 08:09:23 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys have placed LB Bruce Carter (elbow) on Injured Reserve. Carter is expected to have surgery this week.
Sat, 24 Nov 2012 11:08:59 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys believe LB Bruce Carter (elbow) will need surgery next week to repair his dislocated elbow.
Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:12:37 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (elbow) will have his elbow evaluated over the weekend. The injury may be a season-ending injury.
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 19:25:53 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (elbow) left the Week 12 game against the Washington Redskins Thursday, Nov. 22, in the fourth quarter due to a left elbow injury and he was unable to return.
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 07:15:53 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys could go into a 4-3 defensive alignment in their Week 8 game against the New York Giants due to injuries to LB Sean Lee (toe) and DE Sean Lissemore (ankle). "I think that's something they'll evaluate," DE Marcus Spears said of the defensive coaches. "We've been a multifaceted defense since the beginning of the year so guys have to prepare for 3-4 and 4-3. For us, that's the way we've been playing up to this point and I don't think that will change much." If the Cowboys went with a 4-3, a potential lineup would be at end DE Jason Hatcher and DE Kenyon Coleman with DT Josh Brent and DT Jay Ratliff the tackles. Expect LB DeMarcus Ware and LB Anthony Spencer to remain the outside linebackers with LB Bruce Carter the middle linebacker.
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:32:11 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys may take LB Dan Connor off the field when they go to their substitution packages. LB Bruce Carter will remain on the field in all situations.
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 06:12:42 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter will take over as the defensive signal caller with LB Sean Lee (toe) out for the rest of the season.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:00:46 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter would become the team's defensive signal caller if LB Sean Lee (toe) is forced out of action due to his right toe injury.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:21:50 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (hamstring), TE John Phillips (ankle), LB Bruce Carter (hip), LB Anthony Spencer (pectoral) and P Chris Jones (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:26:07 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (hip) left the Week 4 game against the Chicago Bears briefly due to a hip injury, although he was able to return and finish the game.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 18:00:54 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (undisclosed) left the Week 4 game in the first quarter Monday, Oct. 1, against the Chicago Bears due to an undisclosed injury. He is being tended to on the sidelines by the medical staff.
Sat, 08 Sep 2012 08:15:34 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones thinks the team's defense is much faster this season thanks to the addition of LB Bruce Carter in the starting lineup. "We are faster," Jones said. "There's no question that when you look at No. 54 out there, who is the fastest inside linebacker in the NFL - maybe the fastest linebacker, period - he has speed and is a big difference out there. Him and Sean Lee are, I think, going to be one of our strengths."
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:37:39 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter is believed to have a small lead over LB Dan Connor for the vacant inside linebacker job, but Connor still has a chance to win the starting job.
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:26:28 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys would like LB Bruce Carter to win the starting inside linebacker job opposite LB Sean Lee during training camp. LB Dan Connor is still an option for the job because he has chemistry with Lee since they played together at Penn State.
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:01:04 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter will be competing with LB Dan Connor for the one of the starting inside linebacker job but his performance during the preseason may have more importance in the competition than Connor's performance. If Carter does will during the preseason, he likely will earn the job and if he does not, Connor likely would become the starter.
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 09:30:41 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Dan Connor could start at middle linebacker and be on the field for running downs with LB Bruce Carter replacing Connor for passing downs.
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 08:23:16 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter did not do much to distinguish himself during offseason practices. He made few plays in the passing game. Carter will be competing for a starting spot in training camp.
Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:24:00 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter has the early lead on LB Dan Connor (hamstring) for the starting inside linebacker job. Connor has missed two weeks of organized team activities with a strained hamstring. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said Carter has taken "every rep with the first defense and is doing an excellent job."
Fri, 27 Jan 2012 06:18:03 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said it is a bit presumptuous to think LB Bruce Carter will start in 2012. "I think that's a jump or presumptuous," Jerry Jones said. "It was amazing what Bruce Carter was able to do relative to the time you assess when you have that kind of injury. He was outstanding in his rehab. He was really used with the speed and skill on special teams, he made some good plays for us, did some things out there a lot of normal players can't do. If he can carry that over, which he should be able to do, to defense he should make a good defender for us."
Thu, 26 Jan 2012 06:15:40 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter is in line to become a starter in 2012 as LBs Bradie James and Keith Brooking are free agents and unlikely to return.
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:09:38 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter may start at inside linebacker next season because LBs Bradie James and Keith Brooking are not expected to return.
Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:35:34 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (knee), LB Sean Lee (wrist) and P Mat McBriar (foot) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 2, and are probable for Week 13.
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:36:10 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (knee), LB Sean Lee (wrist) and P Mat McBriar (foot) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 1.
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:00:54 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (knee), CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring) and S Gerald Sensabaugh (foot) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 08:29:43 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he would like to see LB Bruce Carter break out during the final part of the season and hopefully into the playoffs. Jones said Carter has shown improvement and believes he show more improvement each game.
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 18:28:20 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday, Nov. 1, that the team will try to get LB Bruce Carter more involved on defense. "I think the biggest thing is to get (Bruce) more involved in the defense," Garrett said. "He contributed on special teams and had a little package of defensive plays that we wanted to use him on (Sunday) night. But he's the natural one to get more reps."
Sat, 29 Oct 2011 09:40:09 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have released RB Tashard Choice. In a corresponding move, the team has activated LB Bruce Carter (knee) from the Non-Football Injury list.
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:27:36 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter is expected to work on special teams when he is active and could also see playing time at inside linebacker.
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 06:11:44 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (knee) said he expects to play in the team's Week 8 game. "I'm very excited," Carter said. Carter added he could have played in Week 7 but that the Cowboys didn't want to rush him back to action. Head coach Jason Garrett said the team will continue to monitor Carter's progress during the week.
Wed, 19 Oct 2011 18:42:05 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (knee) practiced for the first time Wednesday, Oct. 19. It had been 11 months since he put on a helmet and shoulder pads after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament Nov. 20 in a game for the University of North Carolina. "I didn't really get much sleep last night, just ready to get out there and start playing," Carter said. The team has three weeks for Carter to practice before making a decision whether to add him to the active roster or place him on season-ending Injured Reserve.
Tue, 18 Oct 2011 06:18:34 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (knee) will practice Wednesday, Oct. 19. Carter is on the non-football injury list recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in college last season. The Cowboys will have three weeks to practice Carter before having to promote him to the active roster or placing him on Injured Reserve.
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 11:41:52 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (knee) and PK Kai Forbath (quadriceps) can begin practice this week after missing the first six weeks of the season since they were on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:35:36 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys placed LB Bruce Carter (knee) and PK Kai Forbath (undisclosed) on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Aug. 30. Also, the team signed free-agent PK Dave Rayner (Lions) to an undisclosed deal.
Mon, 15 Aug 2011 13:55:58 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (knee) said he hopes to be ready to play once the regular season begins. Carter has been told he is around four weeks from returning.
Thu, 07 Jul 2011 06:25:31 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (knee) said his injured knee is almost fully recovered. "The knee's doing well," Carter said. "I'd probably say to myself that I'm about 85 percent. I will say that I am full speed, I've been cutting, it's just kind of more like a mental thing more than it is physical. Just trying to get my feeling back and I feel pretty good about it. I'm ready to go."
Wed, 06 Jul 2011 09:21:06 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (knee) would start training camp the the Physically Unable to Perform list but may be able to play in sub packages and on special teams this season.
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:08:01 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Keith Brooking, who is entering the final year of his contract, will "absolutely" be back with the Cowboys in 2011, according to team owner and general manager Jerry Jones. The Cowboys added LB Bruce Carter in the second round of the NFL Draft.
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 20:48:28 -0700
Dallas Cowboys rookie LB Bruce Carter (knee), a second-round selection in the NFL Draft, is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee. He is confident he will be fully recovered by training camp and said he has already started cutting. He feels he will probably play weakside linebacker for the Cowboys.
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 15:44:21 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys selected North Carolina LB Bruce Carter with the 40th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:28:38 -0700
North Carolina LB Bruce Carter (knee) has passed several physicals and is expected to be 100 percent healthy for the regular season. As a result, he could slide into Round 1 of the NFL Draft.
Fri, 08 Apr 2011 13:28:57 -0700
North Carolina LB Bruce Carter (knee) likely will not be ready for the start of training camp but could be ready for the start of a regular season, reports Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News. Carter underwent surgery in December to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 09:38:06 -0700
The Buffalo Bills are meeting with North Carolina LB Bruce Carter Thursday, April 7, according to Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com.
Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:03:13 -0700
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said North Carolina LB Bruce Carter (knee) likely would start on the Physically Unable to Perform list if the team selected him in the 2011 NFL Draft, according to Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:32:55 -0700
The Detroit Lions met with North Carolina LB Bruce Carter at the team's facility Wednesday, March 16, reports Chrissie Wywrot, of DetroitLions.com.