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Bruce Carter

26-Year-Old Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

After a highly promising 2012 season, Carter badly regressed in 2013, getting benched at times for poor play. The Cowboys remain dependent on the former second-round pick, however, as middle linebacke...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  11

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Quadriceps      SAT PRACTICE:   Full
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 246   DOB: 2/19/1988
College: North Carolina  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Bruce Carter Contract Information:

Signed a four-year deal with the Cowboys in July of 2011.

October 24, 2014  –  Bruce Carter News

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Carter (quadriceps) practiced fully in Friday's practice.

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Bruce Carter NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2011 23 Dal 10 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 24 Dal 11 70 51 19 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 25 Dal 15 96 73 23 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 26 Dal 4 25 17 8 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 26 DAL Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Bruce Carter

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Bruce Carter – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Bruce Carter
  2. Kyle Wilber
  3. Keith Smith
Dallas Cowboys

Snap Count Stats

211

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Bruce Carter was on the field for 211 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

36

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Bruce Carter was on the field for 36 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 606 87
2013 807 75
2014 211 36
Bruce Carter 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 SF 48 11 6 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Ten 49 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @StL 74 8 12 9 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NO 40 6 6 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Hou
6 @Sea
7 NYG
8 Was
9 Ari
10 @Jax
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @NYG
13 Phi
14 @Chi
15 @Phi
16 Ind
17 @Was

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Bruce Carter  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   246 lbs
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40-Yard Dash
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Arm Length:   32.63 in
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Hand Length:   9.25 in
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Vertical Jump
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Broad Jump
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Bench Press:   25 reps
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Bruce Carter: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Carter (quadriceps) was limited in Thursday's practice, the Cowboys' official site reports. "I'm going to be ready to play. I'm going to listen to my body and see how the week goes," he said. "Today it felt great, and I was able to move around and burst and do those sort of things. It just felt good to hit somebody else."

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Carter (quad) will return to practice on Thursday, and should be in the lineup Monday against Washington, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Carter (thigh) will not play Sunday against the Giants but expects to return in Week 8 against Washington, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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The fourth-year linebacker has been able to increase the intensity of his running in recent days, but Carter went ahead and ruled himself out for Week 7, meaning Kyle Wilber will draw another start at strong-side linebacker against New York. Carter seems optimistic, however, that he will be able to rebuild enough strength in time to play in Week 8, following a three-game absence.
Carter (thigh) may be able to return Sunday against the Giants, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones did not rule out Carter on Tuesday when speaking about the team's injured players with the media.
Carter (thigh) is out for Sunday's game against Seattle.

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With Carter out and Rolando McClain (groin) questionable, what was already a favorable matchup for Marshawn Lynch is now well beyond enticing.
Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones wasn't optimistic about the chances of Carter (quad) playing against the Seahawks on Sunday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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2013

Carter is nowhere near as good as teammate Sean Lee, but he's more durable and therefore lands ahead of Lee in the rankings. Carter is one of the more promising young linebackers in his own right, though, and he's primed for a big 2013 season as he returns from a season-ending dislocated elbow. He posted 70 tackles on 693 plays (606 defense, 87 special teams) before the injury struck, and Carter's rare combination of size and athleticism should allow him to add blitz and coverage potential to his already developed run-defending skills.

2012

2011 second round pick is expected to step up and start next to Sean Lee at ILB, but will need to outperform veteran Dan Connor to do it. Carter has the speed and motor to put up good tackle numbers if he gets the chance, and his best case upside might be something similar to NaVorro Bowman's emergence next to Patrick Willis with the 49ers, but as yet he's an unproven commodity.

2011

Second-round pick adds to the Cowboys' stable of talented but fragile ILBs. If he fully recovers from ACL surgery, he's got the speed and athleticism to be a tackling machine.