Cowboys Players Who Need to Take the Next Step in 2014

Just a few seasons ago in the 2011 offseason, we consistently saw the name "Dez Bryant" under the players who are ready to take that big next step.After a 63 reception, 928 yard, and nine-touchdown season, he looked poised to do just that, and guess what happened? Bryant took that as a challenge, and had an incredible 2012. He posted stats of 92 catches, 1,382 yards, and...
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Could the Cowboys be in the market for a Guard or Linebacker?

It seems as though every offseason, the Cowboys bring in a ton of guys to work out who end up making their way on to the roster. However those guys making the team isn’t necessarily a good thing as it usually means an injury somewhere else. What if the Cowboys instead took a different approach and tried to improve by taking advantage of their nine picks. I have a feeling that is...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas needs help at LB — bad year to find it in free agency

No matter the position group, the Cowboys’ defense underachieved in almost every way possible last season. As a whole, the defense finished last in the league. And the linebacker corps was part of the problem. The Cowboys believed before the season that Bruce Carter was a perfect fit for the weakside linebacker spot that’s so important in the 4-3 Tampa 2 scheme. However, Carter...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones still thinks Bruce Carter will be “outstanding”

Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter had a disappointing season in 2013. But the man who drafted Carter, Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones, hasn’t lost any confidence in him. Jones says Carter, whom the Cowboys selected with the 40th overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, has all the talent they thought he had when they drafted him. Which just means that if Carter can play...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Telvin Smith to the Dallas Cowboys in the 2nd Round?

As mentioned by me and several others on many an occasion, the Cowboys defense reeked in 2013. The team really needs help on the defensive line, which should be addressed in the first round.Outside of the lack of depth and talent up front, the Cowboys once burly corp. of linebackers looks a little thin. I don’t think that head coach Jason Garrett is sold on Bruce Carter and Sean...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones still confident in Bruce Carter

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told the Dallas Morning News that he still believes linebacker Bruce Carter can be “outstanding” even though he struggled this past season. “He’s working at it, though. We saw things, there’s an old adage, if you’ve seen him do it a few times, you know...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones offers praise of Bruce Carter

getty images Dallas cowboys owner Jerry Jones still believes in linebacker Bruce Carter. Carter, 25, did not emerge as the player the Cowboys felt he would be last season in the Tampa 2. He struggled in run defense but Jones still has confidence according to the Dallas Morning News. “He’s working at it, though. We saw things, there’s an old adage, if you’ve seen him do it...
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

BBQ- Salary Cap Mess/Kevin Williams

This week teams are getting more focused on the Scouting Combine and who they are going to tag as Franchise players.  In other words, the Super Bowl is over and it is time to get serious about the offseason.  On the agenda for the Dallas Cowboys is how to get all of their players signed to regular contracts, contract extensions, and rookie contracts. Alex from Belton, Texas did...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Cowboys Go Defensive in This Year's Draft?

What should the Cowboys do come May 8th when their number is called during the 2014 NFL Draft? I uhhh… I don’t know.The defensive line is old and needs upgrading. Linebacker DeMarcus Ware could be on the downside of his career, middle linebacker Bruce Carter may not be the answer to pair with star linebacker Sean Lee, cornerback Morris Claiborne is injury prone, the team may...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys' league-worst defense scrambling at LB

Bruce Carter was benched for a game over spotty play early in the season. Now it's hard to tell what the Dallas Cowboys would do without him at linebacker. Carter's return to practice Wednesday after missing the loss to Green Bay with a hamstring injury was good news for the NFL's worst defense. Sean Lee is probably out Sunday against Washington with a neck sprain....
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruce Carter plans to play Sunday: ‘I’ll be fine’

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter says he’ll play Sunday against the Washington Redskins. “I’ll be fine,” said Carter, who did not play last week against the Green Bay Packers because of a hamstring issue. “Really got to run a lot, explode a little bit, come out of some cuts and whatnot, so everything felt good.” With Sean Lee expected to miss his second straight...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys hope to get a boost from linebacker Bruce Carter this week

The Dallas Cowboys defense has been horrible this year.  I cannot say it was too bad, because they have been decimated by injuries.  Well this week they are going to get a huge boost from linebacker Bruce Carter.  He feels he will be ready to play this week. “I’ll be fine,” said Carter, who did […]
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Sean Lee, Bruce Carter, Dwayne Harris Out for Packers Game

It's not exactly surprising, but it is disappointing nonetheless. The Cowboys will be without Sean Lee, Bruce Carter and Dwayne Harris as Dallas tries to keep its playoff hopes alive against the Green Bay Packers. At least Aaron Rodgers has already been ruled out too, or this one would have been really bad for the Boys. The news comes courtesy of Cover 32: ...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Key Cowboys not at Practice

Hamstring injuries have factored in quite a bit for the Dallas Cowboys, as three players were not at practice today due to hamstring issues. The news comes courtesy of ESPN: Thursday's Cowboys practice at Valley Ranch saw three key players miss the session due to injuries. Linebacker Bruce Carter, cornerback Morris Claiborne and wide receiver Dwayne Harris missed...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen Jones Says Cowboys “Stars” Didn’t Show Up

You notice Jerry and Stephen Jones talk more than the entire Dallas Cowboys coaching staff? “You turn on the tape and guys we count on week in and week out didn’t show up,” Jones said at the conclusion of an NFL Owners meeting at the Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas. “I don’t know what it was, but we didn’t get it done and I’ve got to believe we can do better than...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Sean Lee should play this week, Bruce Carter likely won’t

    According to ESPN’s Ed Werder,  Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee should be able to play in this week’s game against the Packers after suffering a neck injury during Monday night’s loss to the Bears. Bruce Carter on the other hand likely won’t play. MLB Sean Lee suffering soreness and stiffness in neck but no structural damage based on scans...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

You So Fines You Blow My Mind

Linebackers Bruce Carter and Ernie Sims were both fined today for penalties occurring in Sunday’s game against New Orleans. In the Superdome last week, Sims was penalized for grabbing the facemask of Running Back Mark Ingram. He was fined $7,875. Also in the game Carter was penalized for a horse-collar tackle, in which he was fined $15,570. This makes the fourth and fifth player...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys' Lee, Carter haven't lived up to preseason hype

One afternoon under the glorious sun in Oxnard-by-the-sea, I had a long conversation with Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee. OK, no one calls Oxnard that because it only has 10-square feet of beachfront access, but I was attempting to paint a nice picture. But the point Lee wanted to make that day is that all the talk about he and Bruce Carter becoming one of the dynamic duos in the...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys proving accountability is tied to starting jobs

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...
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October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones disappointed with his high draft picks

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told the Dallas Morning News that he’s disappointed to see some of his higher draft picks like Morris Claiborne and Bruce Carter play so poorly that they had to be benched. “I am disappointed they aren’t playing better,” said Jones. “I don’t think I am as disappointed as they are. We think they would play at a higher level…I expect them...
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October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones disappointed with his high draft picks

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told the Dallas Morning News that he’s disappointed to see some of his higher draft picks like Morris Claiborne and Bruce Carter play so poorly that they had to be benched. “I am disappointed they aren’t playing better,” said Jones. “I don’t think I am as disappointed as they are. We think they would play at a higher level…I expect them...
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October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys Mailbag: Road game plans, Bruce Carter, and Short Dog

I wanted to start off today's mailbag bybasically addressing more about what I have written and discussed this week onthe blog and on the radio about the evolution of Tony Romo and Jason Garrett.If you want a brief recap of what I have been talking about, read the firstsection of this week's Decoding Callahan piece and itwill give you a brief idea of the premise. It basically...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Carter, Cowboys need bounce-back against Manning

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer Bruce Carter picked a bad week to have a bunch of bad plays show up on film. The Dallas Cowboys linebacker is about to face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Or maybe that's the good news. Maybe Carter won't be singled out. Carter says Manning ''may target everybody'&...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys' Sims says he is starting at LB over struggling Carter

IRVING, Texas A bad day in San Diego has apparently cost Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter his starting job. Ernie Sims, who replaced Carter when he was benched last Sunday, said he's listed on the depth chart as the starter at weakside linebacker. Sims said he's been taking practice repetitions with the starters in both the base and nickel defenses. "On the board they...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys bench Bruce Carter

According to Todd Archer of,  the Cowboys have benched linebacker Bruce Carter in favor of Ernie Sims. Ernie Sims says he's starting at weak side linebacker this week. Been taking first team snaps over Bruce Carter — Todd Archer (@toddarcher) October 3, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Cowboys bench Bruce Carter appeared first...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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