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Jerry Jones still thinks Bruce Carter will be “outstanding”

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Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter had a disappointing season in 2013. But the man who drafted Carter, Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones, hasn’t lost any confidence in him.

Jones says Carter, whom the Cowboys selected with the 40th overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, has all the talent they thought he had when they drafted him. Which just means that if Carter can play well consistently, he’s going to be every bit the player Jones thought he was three years ago.

“We saw things, there’s an old adage, if you’ve seen him do it a few times, you know they can do it at least and you go from there,” Jones told the Dallas Morning News. “We know he can do what this defense calls for and be outstanding. We have some real reasons to be excited about him and certainly he’d be the first to say that he had some things that he’d like to take back. Overall, he’s got a future here . . . and that’s a positive. It’s not a condition, he’s going to become more of a pro and more understanding about the kind of commitment and the kind of detail and preparation it takes and he’ll be a lot better for it. He’s got the other stuff that nobody can coach, and that is speed and physical assets.”

The Cowboys’ defense was a disaster last year. If Carter really has what it takes to be an outstanding linebacker, 2014 would be a good time to show it.

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31 Responses to “Jerry Jones still thinks Bruce Carter will be “outstanding””
  1. nfl4days says: Feb 12, 2014 6:40 PM

    Jerry Jones is the most arrogant person in all the NFL. He will NEVER admit he made a mistake and continues to screw up even more in an attempt to cover it up.

  2. seabrawk12 says: Feb 12, 2014 6:40 PM

    Jerry Jones still thinks?

  3. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Feb 12, 2014 6:40 PM

    WHOOOOOOOOOOO?

  4. ghjjf says: Feb 12, 2014 6:41 PM

    Jerry Jones also thinks that Jerry Jones is an ‘outstanding’ GM.

  5. grantsbuds says: Feb 12, 2014 6:43 PM

    Do his kids believe what spews forth from Jerrrahs mouth?

    The entertainment value has turned to sadness.

  6. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Feb 12, 2014 6:44 PM

    No.

  7. officialgame says: Feb 12, 2014 6:45 PM

    Jerry Jones also thinks Jerry Jones will still be “outstanding”.

  8. orivar says: Feb 12, 2014 6:46 PM

    Give him a good scheme and it may be true. Jerry isn’t bad at picking talent, he has a good scouting team. You can’t deny that at least.

  9. realnflmaster says: Feb 12, 2014 6:47 PM

    Your team will one day be “outstanding” when you decide to hire a GM.

  10. rubenxx7 says: Feb 12, 2014 6:51 PM

    Lol, Thats why Jerry shouldnt be GM. He thinks he knows football but he doesn’t.

  11. jimnaizeeum says: Feb 12, 2014 6:52 PM

    Not like Jerry to be wrong with talent evaluation….nudge, nudge, wink, wink

  12. imbetteratlifethanyou says: Feb 12, 2014 6:52 PM

    I wish Jerry Jones would live forever and continue to make all personnel decisions for the allas Cowboys.

  13. dycenyne says: Feb 12, 2014 6:52 PM

    And Wade Phillips and Jason Garrett are great coaches too. I still remember him saying that too.

  14. ianwetpantscom says: Feb 12, 2014 6:53 PM

    “Jerry Jones thinks”… wow, that’s breaking news!!

    #justsay’n

  15. gylven says: Feb 12, 2014 6:53 PM

    go cowboys

  16. blazz66 says: Feb 12, 2014 6:54 PM

    Was great in college hope he pans out

  17. eagleswin says: Feb 12, 2014 6:55 PM

    Not having an 74 year old defensive coordiantor would probably help as well.

  18. hor2012 says: Feb 12, 2014 6:56 PM

    You know what’s sad, I really believe Jerry Jones wants to win

  19. sGoDonkos says: Feb 12, 2014 6:58 PM

    some serious guns on that kid tho

  20. backdapack4evr says: Feb 12, 2014 6:58 PM

    Does Jerry Jones really believe people listen to him???

  21. jerrysglassescleaner says: Feb 12, 2014 6:59 PM

    Preach on Jerry! #Jerryjonesisthegreatest

  22. openacanofwhoopass says: Feb 12, 2014 7:01 PM

    He thinks Quincy Carter will be “outstanding” too.

  23. jerryjonessaidwhat says: Feb 12, 2014 7:10 PM

    dont forget to dust those trophies Jerrah

  24. bert1913 says: Feb 12, 2014 7:27 PM

    i think jerry was getting jealous of all the pub haslam was getting, so he had to say something to bring back all of the attention to him

  25. patslaya says: Feb 12, 2014 7:31 PM

    Jerry still thinks Quincy Carter is going to be outstanding too.

  26. concord148 says: Feb 12, 2014 7:56 PM

    Jerry Jones still thinks – stop it right there – that’s good enough for me.

  27. beerbudsnbevo says: Feb 12, 2014 8:18 PM

    Every GM in the NFL is flabbergasted…

  28. meatcarroll says: Feb 12, 2014 8:31 PM

    He wouldn’t get any playing time on the Seahawks.

  29. brimab says: Feb 12, 2014 10:08 PM

    Jerry still thinks he’s doing “some of his best work” too.

  30. inbredcheesehead says: Feb 13, 2014 10:45 PM

    jones is a fhool

  31. BringBackTheFlex says: Feb 14, 2014 11:41 AM

    This is Jones mistake. Instead of putting players on notice he talks them up. Every year he talks about the all the talent on the team. Players walks around thinking, “Dang! I AM talented. When we lose it’s just bad luck not because of me – I’m talented.”

    He should be saying, “Potential means nothing if you don’t show it on the field.” Then he should stop talking.

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