News: ESPN: When can Bruce Carter contribute?

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    When can Bruce Carter contribute?
    By Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas – After 11 long months, linebacker Bruce Carter finally put on a helmet and a pair of shoulder pads again.

    Carter, the Cowboys’ second-round pick, practiced as a professional for the first time Wednesday. He spent the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list, continuing to rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in North Carolina’s Nov. 20 game against rival North Carolina State.

    “I didn’t really get much sleep last night, just ready to get out there and start playing,” Carter said. “Just trying to have fun and get back to football.”

    The question now: How long until Carter can contribute to the Cowboys?

    They have a three-week window for Carter to practice before the decision must be made to put him on the active roster or the injured reserve. Barring another injury, it’s a no-brainer to create a spot for him on the 53-man roster....
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    2nd-Round LB Carter Knocks Off Some Rust
    Josh Ellis

    IRVING, Texas – After three full months of rehab work with Cowboys athletic trainers, and another eight months before then to recover from a torn ACL last November, Bruce Carter finally has a clean bill of health.
    Now it's just a matter of the rookie second-round pick strengthening his own confidence in the knee, and getting accustomed to playing the sport again.

    "It felt good," Carter said after participating in his first practice as a Cowboy on Wednesday. "It was just a matter of getting out there and getting some of the rust knocked off. I mean, I haven't played football in almost a year. Other than that, I was fine. They just had me on scout team a lot, just trying to get a feel for it. It's been a long time, and I'm just trying to get back to football, just getting the fundamentals down and the basics, and just get used to hitting somebody."...

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