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Bruce Carter

26-Year-Old Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys

2013 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

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.

August 7, 2014  –  Bruce Carter News

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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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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
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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. Anthony Hitchens
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Snap Count Stats

807

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Bruce Carter was on the field for 807 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Bruce Carter was on the field for 75 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 606 87
2013 807 75
Bruce Carter 2013 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 NYG 55 7 9 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @KC 67 5 6 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 StL 54 2 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @SD 48 7 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Den 39 9 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Was 73 4 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Phi 72 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Det 45 5 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Min 31 5 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @NO 83 9 12 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @NYG 67 3 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Oak 56 6 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Chi 51 5 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 GB
16 @Was 66 6 11 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Phi 0 0 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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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Shuttle Time
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Cone Drill
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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 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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Carter admitted that he struggled last season with his adjustment to the weakside linebacker spot in the Cowboys' 4-3 defense, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Carter (hamstring) recorded 11 tackles in Sunday's win over the Redskins.

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Carter (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against Washington.

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Carter (hamstring) is probable for Sunday's game against Washington.

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Carter (hamstring) upgraded to a full practice Thursday.

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Carter (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday.

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Carter (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against Green Bay.

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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.