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Butch Davis: Cowboys Got a "Phenomenal Football Player" in Bruce Carter

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    According to University of North Carolina head coach Butch Davis, who won three Super Bowl rings with the Dallas Cowboys in the early-90s as a defensive line coach and defensive coordinator, his former team got a gem when they selected the Tar Heels’ Bruce Carter in the second round of last month’s draft.

    Davis sat down with 1310 The Ticket’s Norm Hitzges over the weekend, and proceeded to gush about the talented linebacker with the questionable knee.

    “I think the Cowboys have gotten a phenomenal not only football player but a really great kid,” Davis said, via the Dallas Morning News.

    “We recruited Bruce four years ago, and in high school coming out - this will give you an indication of what kind of athlete--in high school he was a safety and a Quarterback. An excellent athlete and a terrific kid.”

    As for the knee issues--Carter tore his ACL late in the 2010 season, an injury that would allow him to slip to the Cowboys at 41st overall--Davis said that his former pupil is doing well, but not at full health as of yet.

    “I think it is very good and I think he is on track to start training camp when the collective bargaining agreement stuff goes right,” Davis said. “I saw him working out in the weight room a week ago, and he was basically doing just about everything. Not 100%.”

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