NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 28: Quincy Carter #17 of the Dallas Cowboys escapes a sack from Derrick Rodgers #59 of the New Orleans Saints December 28, 2003 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Quincy Carter, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, was one of more than 500 people to participate in an open tryout for the United Football League's Florida Tuskers last week in Atlanta, according to the league's official website.
Per the Dallas Morning News, Carter has been working out with former Falcons' receiver Terance Mathis in Georgia. Mathis spoke about his relationship with Carter last month in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, describing the sometimes-troubled former Cowboy as a good kid attempting to get back on the right track.
"Quincy's story, he's one of those guys that you can't give up on him," Mathis said. "He's a good kid, and I've known Quincy since he was in high school. The thing is that I like Quincy a lot and this gives him a chance to bounce back and be Quincy and not be what everyone expects him to be. ... He's doing fine. He has some ways to go, but he's working hard to just be viable for himself, not for anybody else but for himself."
Carter played for Dallas from 2001 to 2003. In his final season with Dallas, Carter and head coach Bill Parcells led the team to a 10-6 season and a playoff berth. Despite this, he was cut in the offseason of 2004 under unclear circumstances--although it was rumored that Carter failed a drug test.
In 2004, he played (albeit unimpressively) for the New York Jets, his last stop in the NFL.
Carter, 32, last played professional football in 2009, as a member of the Intense Football League's Abilene Rough Riders.
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