Bruce Carter injury: Cowboys linebacker questionable to return

Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter is questionable after suffering a hip injury.

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter is questionable to return after he suffered a left hip injury during the first quarter of Dallas' game against the Chicago Bears.

The injury occurred when Carter attempted to tackle Chicago Bears' running back Michael Bush. Dan Connor came on to replace Carter on what is becoming a thin Cowboys' defense. Dallas was already playing without defensive linemen Jay Ratliff and Kenyon Coleman.

Carter, a former first-round pick, has played a key role for the Cowboys this season, racking up 20 tackles through the first three games. While Carter is questionable to return, he is back on the sideline jogging and riding a stationary bike according to a report from Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express.

Without Carter, the Cowboys could utilize their dime defense more in passing situations. In addition to his 20 tackles this season, Carter also has two tackles for a loss and one pass deflection.

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