News: DC: Carter Focused On Having Fun After Frustrating 2013

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    Carter Focused On Having Fun After Frustrating 2013
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    [​IMG] David Helman


    OXNARD, Calif. – How’s this for a novel concept – Bruce Carter is trying to make football fun again.

    It seems easy enough. It’s doubtful any of the Cowboys’ 90 current players would have made it to this point without enjoying it. The NFL wouldn’t be the entertainment powerhouse it has become if it wasn’t fun to watch.

    It wasn’t so fun for Carter, a second-round pick who struggled through the most frustrating year of his career last year. The stats will tell you he was productive, finishing third on the team with 96 total tackles. Carter himself will tell you that wasn’t quite the case, though, as he struggled to adapt to the Cowboys’ 4-3 scheme in a down year for the defense.

    “In the NFL, you go through your highs and your lows, and I think that’s just growth,” Carter said. “Every player is going to have to go through it and experience that, but you’ve got to learn from it.”

    The response to that disappointment was to work harder. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett and linebackers coach Matt Eberflus have both praised the work Carter put in during the offseason...

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