IRVING, Texas -- There's a lot on Bruce Carter's plate entering his second NFL season. Because he was recovering from a torn knee ligament, the North Carolina product missed the first half of his rookie season. When he did see game action, the inside linebacker was mostly used on special teams.
But being the 40th overall pick, the expectations are much higher in Year Two.
According to the Cowboys' top inside linebacker, Carter's made positive strides that have been visible during organized team activities.
"Bruce looks great. He's done a really good job of improving each day, learning the defense," Sean Lee said Thursday. "I'm very excited about how he's done."
Continuing to learn Rob Ryan's playbook and feeling comfortable moving around on his surgically repaired knee have allowed Carter to play faster than he did a year ago. Lee says he can see the improvements.
"I've seen the difference, especially from OTA 1 to now," Lee said. "Obviously we all need to keep getting better a...