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IRVING, Texas – It appears the Dallas Cowboys linebacker corps is at full health once more – or as close as it can get to full health this season.

LINEBACKER SHAMBLES AND GAMBLES: Bruce Carter expected to return; Rookie may start at MLB | Cowboys Cross-Training

IRVING, Texas – There isn’t a spot on the team more in shambles than at linebacker. Earlier in the season, it was the defensive line, a position that has seen nearly 20 different players take the field at some point. But it’s never been as bad as it was, or is right now, at linebacker. […]

COWBOYS CHIP CHALLENGE: Bruce Carter responds to Dallas’ linebacker rotation

IRVING, Texas – If the coaches’ decision to bench Bruce Carter for part of last week’s game was to motivate the linebacker, then consider the job accomplished.  Carter said he’s not sure if that was the coaches’ intentions one week after a poor performance against the Chargers, but the temporary benching makes him more excited […]

TEXAS 2 DEFENSIVE PREP: Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter studying vintage Derrick Brooks film

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter has been studying tape of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers great Derrick Brooks ever since Monte Kiffin came over to coordinate the new Texas 2 Defense. Brooks was the prototypical Tampa 2 weak-side linebacker, with the range to cover like a defensive back and the closing speed to stuff the running […]

DALLAS COWBOYS INJURY UPDATE: Absence of Bruce Carter further exacerbates linebacker depth

Not long after inside linebacker Bruce Carter suffered a dislocated left elbow in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys’ 38-31 loss to Washington on Thursday, his teammates were left to assess the potential impact the injury could have on the defense. And judging by their reaction, it’s won’t be good. “That’s tough,” said linebacker Dan […]

GOING INSIDE OUT: Dallas Cowboys coverage advantages with LB’s Bruce Carter, Sean Lee

Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said the Cowboys may be one of the few teams that can afford to play nickel defense on third down. That’s because their inside linebackers, Sean Lee and Bruce Carter, can cover. “We can keep both those guys in because most people have liability in coverage,” Ryan said. “These guys excel […]

DRAFT DAY EVALUATION: Bruce Carter erasing any regrets about not landing Seattle LB Bobby Wagner

IRVING, Texas – After the Dallas Cowboys traded their first- and second-round picks in April to move into position to draft Morris Claiborne, owner Jerry Jones claimed he would walk to New York to get back his No. 2 selection. The Cowboys ended up sitting out of the second round entirely, significantly frustrating for Jones […]

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter gives defense more speed

IRVING – Much has been made of the upgrades the Dallas Cowboys made to their secondary in the offseason. But the addition of cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne isn’t the only reason the Cowboys appear poised to improve on last season’s middle-of-the-pack defensive ranking. With aging plodders Keith Brooking and Bradie James sent packing, […]

LINEBACKER TURNING HEADS: Bruce Carter on fast track in Dallas Cowboys’ training camp

The play ended before Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter could reach the end zone with his interception, whistled to a stop by coaches to keep drills moving in a timely manner. But Carter’s pick against quarterback Tony Romo, and other plays like it during the early stages of training camp, have cast the second-year pro […]

DEPTH CHART MOVE: Dallas Cowboy Dan Connor listed ahead of Bruce Carter

PHOTO: Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter (54) and Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Brandon Hughes (27) get into a tussle during the second half of game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 30, 2011 The Dallas Cowboys released their first unofficial depth chart in advance of Monday’s preseason opener against the Raiders. […]

Dan Connor explains signing with Cowboys, competing with Bruce Carter for starting spot

The free agency process didn’t last long for inside linebacker Dan Connor, and a current Cowboys linebacker played a significant role. The 26-year-old free agent had a phone conversation with his friend and former college teammate Sean Lee on March 14. The following day, Connor became a member of the Cowboys by signing a two-year […]

Bruce Carter works on ILB spot, including making calls like Sean Lee

Inside linebacker Bruce Carter, in a competition with Dan Connor to start opposite Sean Lee, said he’s doing what he can to prepare to win the job. Part of that is taking advantage of his time on the field during OTAs, which he didn’t get last year because of the lockout – and because he […]

Newly signed Dan Connor will compete with Bruce Carter for starting job

The Cowboys have signed Dan Connor to a two-year deal. He will compete with Bruce Carter for the starting inside linebacker job beside Sean Lee. Keith Brooking and Bradie James shared the role last season. Brooking, 36, and James, 31, are free agents, and Connor’s signing likely means neither will not return. Brooking recently said […]

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT: Dallas Cowboys Bruce Carter ‘can’t wait’ to play alongside Sean Lee

IRVING – It’s not a mystery, for the Dallas Cowboys, the future at inside linebacker falls on the shoulders of Sean Lee and Bruce Carter. Carter and Lee represent what the franchise has done in the second round of the past two drafts. And the Cowboys may have been lucky, considering both players undoubtedly slipped in […]

THROWN IN THE FIRE: Bruce Carter gets his first chance on defense

Rookie linebacker Bruce Carter, a second-round pick out of North Carolina, got his first opportunity to play with the defense Sunday and “did fine,” according to defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. “The game is real fast for him, obviously,” Ryan said. “He did all right. We played him some in nickel and dime, so he got […]

CRASH COURSE: If Sean Lee can’t play, rookie Bruce Carter wants to ‘fill that void’

. IRVING — Bruce Carter said Wednesday that Sean Lee is the teammate that has helped him most since Carter was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in April. Coincidentally, an injury to Lee’s left wrist could result in Carter getting defensive snaps earlier than the Cowboys’ coaching staff had planned. With Lee possibly sidelined for Sunday’s […]

BABY STEPS: Bruce Carter trying to get up to speed on Dallas Cowboy defense

Dallas Cowboys Bruce Carter – 2011 NFL Draft pick Second-round pick Bruce Carter made his NFL debut and his first career tackle  Sunday against the Eagles. He hopes to see some spot duty on defense for the  first time this week. With Sean Lee’s status for Sunday’s game in doubt, the Cowboys are trying to  […]

HARD HITTER: Bruce Carter ready for more action

Veterans Bradie James and Keith Brooking would likely start at inside  linebacker if Sean Lee misses any time with his dislocated left wrist. But  rookie Bruce Carter also would like to get in the mix there after making his season debut against the Eagles. Carter, a second-round pick, missed the first six games of the season […]

POSTGAME INJURY UPDATE: Sean Lee MRI | Jenkins | McBriar | Ratliff OK | Bruce Carter may start

Dallas Cowboys Sean Lee PHILADELPHIA — Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee will have an MRI on Monday morning to determine the extent of an injury to his left wrist. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the initial diagnosis was a dislocation. Lee, the Cowboys’ leading tackler, suffered the injury on the final play of […]

ROSTER CUT COMING: Bruce Carter will be active Sunday, rookie debut in Philly

Linebacker Bruce Carter said he will be active Sunday. He worked with the  first-team punt units in Wednesday’s practice. “I’m excited,” Carter said. “It’s been a long journey. That ACL is no joke. I  don’t wish that on my worst enemy.” Carter, the team’s second-round pick out of UNC, hasn’t played since Nov. 20  when […]

ROOKIE DEBUT: Dallas Cowboys 2011 NFL draft pick Bruce Carter’s status

. After spending the first six weeks of the season on the Non-Football Injury list, Cowboys second-round pick Bruce Carter took a step forward last week to practice with the team for the first time. His long recovery from a torn ACL suffered in college last November is not yet complete, however. The Cowboys still […]

Dallas Cowboys Thursday’s practice: DeMarcus Ware | Bruce Carter | Punt returners | OL

IRVING — Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware was seen in uniform at practice this morning at Valley Ranch after he didn’t practice Wednesday because of back spasms. That’s good news for the Cowboys, who host St. Louis on Sunday afternoon at Cowboys Stadium. Offensive guard Derrick Dockery, defensive end Jason Hatcher and running back Felix […]

Dallas Cowboys rookie LB Bruce Carter rehabs with pads

The first time rookie linebacker Bruce Carter can return to practice will be Wednesday Oct. 19. And the second-round pick from North Carolina said he fully expects to be doing just that. Carter took a positive step in that direction on Tuesday when he spent most of his rehab session with his shoulder pads and […]