Carpenter’s Position Switching Continues

CarpenterThe Cowboys have once again moved linebacker Bobby Carpenter, this time from inside LB back to outside LB. It’s been a move that has been made before, but for Carpenter, he just wants to make sure that he’s on the field no matter where he has to play. “You don’t ever want to be a jack of all trades, master of none, but at this point I’m just trying to get on the field,” Carpenter said. “Wherever that’s going to be, I’m comfortable with that. I just want to get on the field and help the team.”

The switch from one linebacker spot to the next for Carpenter was made by head coach Wade Phillips, who is concerned about Greg Ellis’ availability for the season opener vs the Giants on September 9th. Last season Carpenter started the final two games of the year at the outside linebacker spot, and had his best game of the season in the playoff game vs Seattle while playing the spot. When playing at the inside spot, he has been Bradie James’ backup, but on the outside, he’s a starter, which is fine by him.

For this weeks preseason game, rookie Anthony Spencer will be the starter, but Carpenter will be ready to go early in the game. “He’s athletic enough that he can do a lot of things, so we feel confident that now that he’s worked inside he can go back outside some,” Phillips said.


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