IRVING, Texas -- When Dallas drafted Bruce Carter in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, many wondered why the Cowboys rolled the dice on a linebacker who was coming off an ACL injury during his final season at North Carolina and a player many felt was a reach in the second round of the draft.
After not playing much as a rookie, Carter proved his worth to the Dallas defense last season, finishing second on the team with 70 tackles before an elbow injury in late November sent him to Injured Reserve and ended his second NFL season a bit earlier than he and the Cowboys had hoped.
However, that was last year and this ex-Tar Heel is now back on the field, where he and the rest of the defense are busy learning the ins and outs of the new 4-3 scheme under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin and thus far, it's a transition that is going well.
"Well, for one our scheme is a big change as far as moving from a 3-4 to a 4-3, we have a lot more stunts and stuff that we're doing. Guys a...