With all the talk surrounding DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant, it’s easy to forget that linebacker Bruce Carter is a free agent-to-be as well.
Carter, who is in the final year of his rookie deal, has struggled to find consistency in his first three and a half NFL seasons. The team has been high on Carter’s athleticism since he was drafted out of North Carolina in the second round in 2011, but that has never really translated to the field for any prolonged period.
For now, Carter’s focus is on the New York Giants, not his future with the team beyond 2014.
“I don’t think we really talk about it, but I think it’s one of those things where it’s already understood,” Carter said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “Me, Dwayne [Harris] and DeMarco, and you can even throw Dez in there, there’s a bunch of us who are in our last year--in a contract year--but for all of us, we’ve just got to go out there and play football. We really don’t want to think about any individual things like that right now. We just want to focus on the Giants.”
In seven games this season, Carter has 35 tackles, a sack and two interceptions, including a pick-six.
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