Entering fourth NFL season, Havelock's Carter wants more

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Havelock's Bruce Carter is getting ready for his fourth season in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, and the linebacker said his goals are to reach the playoffs and make the Pro Bowl.

Bill Hand/Halifax Media Service
Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 03:50 PM.

The Dallas Cowboys haven’t made the playoffs since 2009.

Havelock native Bruce Carter, who was selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, hasn’t sniffed the postseason. Heading into his fourth season with the Cowboys, Carter wants that to change.

“I want to make it to the playoffs and go deep into the playoffs,” Carter said. “I don’t want to be at home in January and February. I want to still be playing football. That’s what really matters.”

Carter departed for training camp Sunday in Oxnard, Calif.

The 6-foot-2, 246-pound linebacker is moving into veteran status, meaning his responsibilities are increasing.

Last season, he tallied 96 tackles and had two sacks. Still, the Cowboys finished 8-8 and were second in the NFC East.

Carter is expected to start at linebacker, play on special teams, and be a leader on defense.

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