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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:  Questionable     INJURY:  Quadriceps
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.

September 29, 2014  –  Bruce Carter News

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Carter is considered week-to-week after an MRI on Monday confirmed that he suffered a quadriceps strain during Sunday night's game against the Saints, The Dallas Morning News reports.

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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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Bruce Carter – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

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

Snap Count Stats

171

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Bruce Carter was on the field for 171 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Bruce Carter was on the field for 30 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 606 87
2013 807 75
2014 171 30
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"
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Weight:   246 lbs
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Arm Length:   32.63 in
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Hand Length:   9.25 in
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Bench Press:   25 reps
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Bruce Carter: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Carter suffered a right quad injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Saints and will not return to the contest, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News

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Carter had a huge game Sunday against the Rams, recording 12 tackles and returning a fourth-quarter interception 25 yards for what proved to be the game-clinching touchdown.

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Carter will get the start at strong-side linebacker on Sunday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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New Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli plans on having Carter play behind Henry Melton on every snap, the same alignment that got Lance Briggs to the Pro Bowl in 2012, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Carter says he's aiming to rack up at least 120 tackles this season, the Dallas Morning News reports. "I havenít got over a hundred yet, but Iím aiming to get at least 120," Carter said on Saturday. "With this scheme, Iím going all the way. Why not? Iíve got to get my production up with sacks, interceptions, whatever the case may be, and just go out there and do my part for this defense."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.