With just over a week’s worth of practices under his belt, Cowboys’ rookie linebacker Bruce Carter got his first action on defense against the Seahawks on Sunday. With Sean Lee sidelined with a dislocated wrist, Dallas’s second round pick was on the field for several sub-packages in Rob Ryan’s defense.
Carter didn’t record a tackle, but he did record a pass breakup--a nice play, really, on which Carter cut under the receiver, missing an interception by a step or so.
“I wasn’t really nervous, but getting in on defense, it’s a lot faster,” Carter said after the 23-13 win, per ESPN Dallas. “I think as I keep playing, it’ll slow down for me.”
Asked about his performance, Carter said he did alright--but he sees room for improvement.
“I think I did OK, but I could’ve done better,” Carter said. “I had opportunities where I could’ve made plays, but it’s going to come."
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