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Carter, Lee Will Be Ready For OTAs

Both of the Cowboys' starting inside linebackers, Sean Lee and Bruce Carter, suffered season-ending injuries in 2012expect to return in time for



    Inside linebackers Sean Lee and Bruce Carter will be ready when organized team activities open in April.

    Lee suffered a fractured big toe in week seven that required season-ending surgery, and Carter’s year came to an end in the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Redskins when he suffered an elbow injury. Both say they are on track with their rehab work at this point.

    “There’s going to be injuries where you’re just going to have to take it on the chin and it is what it is,” Lee said, per ESPN Dallas. “This toe is one of those. But I’m going to do everything in my power to stay out there and all of us we need to find a way to be on the field and be better football players.”

    Even after missing the team’s final month of games, Carter finished third on the team in tackles. It was a year that the North Carolina product hopes to build on in 2013.

    “It gives you that confidence that you need,” Carter said. “It’s one thing for me to study my plays and know what I needed to do and then to actually get out there and do it and do it at a high standard, the way I wanted to play. I think that was great for me despite me being hurt.”

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