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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:57:07 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (hamstring), CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) and WR Dwayne Harris (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 12. LB Sean Lee (neck) was limited. LB Justin Durant (hamstring), DT Jason Hatcher (neck) and LB DeVonte Holloman (neck) practiced in full.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:50:28 -0800
Several Dallas Cowboys players including LB Bruce Carter, CB Morris Claiborne and WR Dwayne Harris have missed time due to hamstring injuries, and coach Jason Garrett has pledged to look at the team's strength and conditioning programs. "We've had too many of them. There's no question about that. They happen all around the league. I get that. But we have to keep doing our part and our evaluation to how we can eliminate them the best we can," Garrett said.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:35:02 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (hamstring), CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) and WR Dwayne Harris (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 11. LB Sean Lee (neck) was limited. LB Justin Durant (hamstring), DT Jason Hatcher (neck) and LB DeVonte Holloman (neck) practiced in full.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:27:59 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (hamstring) is expected to sit out the team's Week 15 game. He's undergoing an MRI exam Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:54:53 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 14 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Dec. 9.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:29:58 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was irked at LB Bruce Carter and S Jeff Heath New York Giants TE Brandon Myers made a catch on fourth down and was able to get up and run into the end zone in Week 12. Carter and Heath ran past Myers without touching him, allowing him to get up and score the touchdown. "It was a bad play and that was a fourth-down play," Garrett said. "They ran a little rub route and they got the ball up the sidelines and they simply have to get their hands on the guy when he's on the ground."
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:50:30 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter has been fined $15,750 for performing a horse-collar tackle in the team's Week 10 game.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:17:08 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter received most snaps with the first-team defense during practice this week and is expected to start at weakside linebacker Week 10.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 10:33:02 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter said he is projected to be the starter at weakside linebacker in the teams Week 10 game.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:20:05 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter is back in the starting lineup entering Week 6 after being benched last week. Carter will start in the regular defense and in nickel packages against the Washington Redskins. LB Ernie Sims was promoted in an effort to teach Carter a lesson for his poor play. Sims will likely start at strongside linebacker in place of LB Justin Durant (groin). The transition to a 4-3 defense under coordinator Monte Kiffin has been a slow process for Carter.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:20:34 -0700
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware (back), LB Bruce Carter (foot) and CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 4, and are listed as probable for Week 5.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:00:32 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Ernie Sims said he will start over LB Bruce Carter at weakside linebacker in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos. Sims has been taking first-team snaps during practice.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:30:56 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (foot), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder) and DE DeMarcus Ware (back) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 3.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:52:34 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (foot), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), WR Dwayne Harris (hip) and DE DeMarcus Ware (back) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:34:24 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter had big problems covering his opponents in the team's Week 4 loss to the San Diego Chargers, in which the team allowed QB Philip Rivers to throw for over 400 yards. LB Ernie Sims saw more time at the expense of Carter. "We wanted to give Ernie Sims some chances to come play, particularly in that nickel package, so a combination of those two things. Bruce was also dealing with a little bit of a foot injury in the second part of that game," head coach Jason Garrett said. "So we mixed those two guys in, gave Ernie some chances, and we've just got to get better there. Bruce has been a good cover linebacker for us, and he'll be a good cover linebacker for us again." Sims may remain in nickel packages over Carter starting in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:00:14 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said LB Bruce Carter (foot) was dealing with a foot problem in the second half of the Week 4 game against the San Diego Chargers, but the coach also criticized Carter after RB Danny Woodhead burned Carter for two scores. "Bruce had some problems covering their guys," Garrett said Monday, Sept. 30. "He didn't cover them well, and there (are) some other things going on in our other coverage that he didn't do quite enough of a good job on." Carter was apparently benched in the second half, playing just 48 snaps in Week 4, with LB Ernie Sims playing 27 snaps.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:47:09 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter has the kind of athletic ability that allowed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks and Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs to flourish in the Tampa 2 defense being installed by new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, according to USA TODAY Sports' Nate Davis.
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.