Originally written September 20, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
IRVING, Texas-- For many rookies, their first season in the NFL is all about getting adjusted to the rigors of day-to-day life in the league, whether it's work days that often start before 7 AM and end about 10 hours later, the fact that football is now a job or other aspects of life as a rookie, year one is all one big acclimation process for rookies. However, for second-year Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter, a second-round pick of America's Team in the 2011 NFL Draft who suffered a serious knee injury as a senior at North Carolina, that acclimation process was a bit different. He continued recovering from that injury for much of his rookie season, at least until Oct. 29, 2011 when Dallas added him to its 53-man roster after the club cut running back Tashard Choice. All told, the ex-Tar Heel appeared in 10 games last season, seeing time at both middle linebacker and on special teams and finished the year with eight tackles. So far in 2012, he has already seen fairly exte...
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