Found February 24, 2012 on Dallas Cowboys And The NFL:
 INDIANAPOLIS – Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wouldn’t exactly say it, but you don’t have to be a mind reader to realize he badly wants second-year player Bruce Carter to land a starting job at linebacker this season. A second-round pick, Carter missed training camp and the first half of his rookie season while rehabbing a knee injury left over from his days at North Carolina. “No one is penciled in as a starter…(but) we still like him a lot,” Garrett said. “He came back from the injury as well as can be expected. Typically, coming back from those injuries is a year-and-a-half to two year (process). Ask anybody who has had an ACL surgery and they say, ‘I didn’t feel quite right in Year One. I felt a lot better in Year Two.’ He’s coming up on Year Two. “We’re excited about getting him in the offseason program, getting him with (strength-and-conditioning coach) Mike Woicik and making sure he is physically ready and stable and ready to roll. We’re to see how he progress into OTAs and t

Cowboys need Garrett to fill leadership void

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jason Hatcher has never been known for making headlines off the field, but he caused a bit of a stir last Friday when he couldn't answer a simple question. A local radio personality asked Hatcher to name the leaders on this Cowboys roster. "Dude. I gotta be honest with you: That's a good question. That's a good question," Hatcher...

Jason Garrett says the Cowboys have plenty of leaders

Cowboys defensive end Jason Hatcher recently bemoaned the absence of a team leader.  Cowboys coach Jason Garrett disagreed with Hatcher’s opinion during Garrett’s media availability at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. “I don’t want to comment too much on what Hatch said but we certainly have very good leadership on our team,” Garrett said.  “I…

Garrett: ‘We have a really good band of very good leaders’

INDIANAPOLIS – If defensive end Jason Hatcher is looking for leaders on the Dallas Cowboys, all he has to do is look at one of the players who lines up next to him, Jason Garrett suggested. “(Pro Bowl nose tackle) Jay Ratliff is a heck of a football player, and one of those leaders,” the coach said. “Someone was asking about leadership earlier. That’s a great leader....

Jason Garrett needs to step up and be a leader for Dallas Cowboys

Jason Garrett must set the tone despite Jerry Jones.

Murray’s rehab going well, Garrett says

INDIANAPOLIS – Jason Garrett said Thursday he hopes running back DeMarco Murray will be able to participate in the entire offseason program. The Cowboys start their offseason workouts April 16. Murray’s rookie season ended Dec. 11 when he fractured an ankle in a 37-34 loss to the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium. Murray, who led the Cowboys with 897 rushing yards over just...

Garrett says Cowboys leadership 'very good'

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jason Garrett said the Dallas Cowboys have team leaders, and he pointed to Tony Romo, Jason Witten, DeMarcus Ware and Jay Ratliff as examples.

Progress Report

After letting go much of their core prior to the 2011 season, the Cowboys' focus has shifted to finding the right players as long-term replacements, Jason Garrett said on Thursday, among other things.

Cowboys still trying to figure out what to do with Spencer

INDIANAPOLIS – Coach Jason Garrett indicated Thursday that the Cowboys still have not decided whether to slap the $8.8 million franchise tag on outside linebacker Anthony Spencer or give him an extension. “We just have to continue to talk about it and figure out what we want to do,” Garrett said. “We’ve had a lot of discussions on this topic right now. We have some time...

Front Flip

A much-speculated topic since the end of the season, tackles Tyron Smith and Doug Free will indeed be swapping sides when the Cowboys hit the practice field this summer, Jason Garrett confirmed.
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