The Dallas Cowboys have replaced Bruce Carter in the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos not only for his poor play against the San Diego Chargers last week but also a disappointing and unacceptable lack of effort a source said.
Ernie Sims who replaced Carter in the second half against the Chargers will get the start at weakside linebacker and in the nickel packages against the Broncos.
Vice president Stephen Jones denied that the Cowboys questioned Carter’s effort against the Chargers.
Carter was admonished by the coaches for the effort that showed on film a source said.
No one questions the third-year linebacker’s heart and the coaches understand he was frustrated and lost confidence but they say the effort issues are not acceptable.
Carter is the team’s fastest and most athletic linebacker.
“They definitely got on me about it” Carter said. “I think just because I’m all over the field but there’s no excuse. I still have to play with a high tempo and ...