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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Carter continues to progress in recovery from knee surgery

Dallas Cowboys second-round pick Bruce Carter keeps on to show improvement as he rehabs from left knee surgery.

“The knee’s doing well,” Carter told KESN-FM via The Dallas Morning News. “I would  likely say to myself that I’m about eighty-five percent. I'll say that I'm full speed, I have been cutting, it is just kind of more like a mental thing more than it is physical. Just trying to get my feeling back and I feel pretty good on it. I am ready to go.

"As soon as I come in Dallas I’m sure they will have some things for me to do and we can just work this whole thing out. I’m excited to get down there and show everybody what I can do.”

Carter tore his anterior cruciate ligament last November on his senior season at North Carolina. Despite the injury and subsequent surgery to repair the ligament, the Cowboys drafted the 23-year-old linebacker fortieth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft.

"We'd him in our grading system literally up there in the 1st round as far as where his talent is and how he can run and his uniqueness as a player," Dallas owner Jerry Jones said in April, according to the Morning News.

Carter said that had this been the regular season, he would be listed as a "game-time decision."

Carter had the chance to meet with new Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan when the lockout was briefly lifted in April. He came out of the meeting impressed, calling Ryan a "great guy" with a "great personality."

“He is just going to use me in different (ways)," Carter said of Ryan. "Sometimes I might rush or cover, performing in the box as opposed to having to play in space. ... Just being in my natural position, I feel like I am just ready to go.”

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