Cowboys sign defensive tackle David Carter

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The Dallas Cowboys decided to make a change to their depth at defensive tackle on Tuesday.

The Cowboys signed former Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle David Carter and waived Landon Cohen.

Cohen appeared in the Cowboys’ first two games against the New York Giants and Kansas City Chiefs but recorded just one tackle in limited action.

Carter appeared in all 32 games for the Cardinals over the last two seasons while making two starts last season. Carter recorded 28 tackles with a sack, two passes defensed and a forced fumble during his tenure in Arizona. He was released by the Cardinals last month.

In addition, the Cowboys also signed wide receiver Jamar Newsome to their practice squad and released receiver Danny Coale.

5 responses to “Cowboys sign defensive tackle David Carter

  1. I thought Carter played well under Horton’s system, where he was surrounded by talent. But he wasn’t impressing the new Cardinals’ staff. Worth a look in Dallas. Hope he makes the best of this opportunity.

  2. mtntexas,
    I don’t know if that was in jest, or seriousness.

    Soemtimes, players on a (good or bad) team are let go as a result of the scheme not being conducive to the player’s strengths. Other times, its the team failing to utilize the player properly (not through inappropriate scheme, but through ignorance). Either way, you can still get impact, and even sometimes playmakers, from a “bad team”

    Here’s an example of bad scheme/player fit:
    Nnamdi Asomugha was a beast in Oakland, bc they played him in man coverage all day long. In Philly, they used him in a wide 9 and zone technique, neither of which he was good at.

    Here’s an example of team not using a player properly:
    Martellus Bennet. Some of his problems in Dallas were the result of his immaturity. But he played well enough with the Giants to showcase he really did have the talent necessary to be an impact player, and he is quietly becoming an endzone threat in Chicago (3 TD’s two games).

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