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Former Cowboys LB Carpenter Happy To Be A Patriot

Bobby Carpenter signed with New England back in April

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Former Cowboys LB Carpenter Happy To Be A Patriot

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Former Cowboys’ first round pick Bobby Carpenter will join the New England Patriots in 2012, his third team since being traded from Dallas in exchange for then-Rams’ tackle (and fellow first round bust) Alex Barron prior to the 2010 season. The Ohio State product lasted just half a season in St. Louis before heading to Detroit. He was signed by New England, one of a handful of teams interested, back in April.

Speaking to his hometown newspaper, the Lancaster (OH) Eagle-Gazette, the former Cowboy said he was excited for the change of scenery.

"A few other teams were interested, but New England was the team that showed the most interest and coach Belichick is one of the best coaches in football," he said. "I'm excited to have to opportunity to play there."

Carpenter has played for winning teams before--he was in Dallas for a couple playoff appearances, and Detroit made the playoffs last year--but he’s never been with a team quite like New England, a team that’s been a perennial contender for upwards of ten years.

"It's a great opportunity to get a chance to play on a winning football team and for an organization that has done so well over the last decade," Carpenter said.

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