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Carter Entering Playoffs on Historic Note



    Carter Entering Playoffs on Historic Note
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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 23: Bruce Carter #54 of the Dallas Cowboys tackles Daniel Fells #85 of the New York Giants in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 23, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

    There wasn't much Bruce Carter wasn't doing on Sunday in the Dallas Cowboys' 44-17 win over the Redskins, and it showed in his postgame grading by the team's coaches.

    Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said in his Monday press conference that Carter had the best game by a linebacker in terms of "production points" in Cowboys history, or at least since they've been using said production points.

    Garrett said Carter had 56 production points in Sunday's win over the Redskins, and it's easy to see why if you assume 56 is good — and it is.

    Carter was in on 11 tackles and also had two interceptions, which gave him the team lead on the season with five.

    “At the end of the day, 56 is pretty darn good,” Garrett said at his press conference. “He gets better with experience.”

    Carter is set to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. He's had his ups and downs with the Cowboys, but has played well lately and stepped up in the absence of guys like Sean Lee and Rolando McClain, and might have to step up even bigger on Sunday with the likely absence of Anthony Hitchens for the Cowboys' postseason opener against the Detroit Lions.

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