Bobby Carpenter was well aware that his name swirled around in trade rumors this offseason. The first round pick in 2006 has yet to shine in the NFL. But so far this year, he is impressing the coaches in training camp.
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Wade Phillips has noticed the improvement and believes Carpenter has been focused on getting his career jump-started.
“He’ll have a career, probably a long career,” Phillips said. “But will he have a top career? I think that’s what he’s trying to get to and we are trying to help him get there.”
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During 7-on-7 drills, Carpenter jumped in front of a short Tony Romo pass intended for tight end Tony Curtis, recording an interception that likely would have gone back for a score in a real game. Later, in team drills, Carpenter jumped another tight end route, batting down a pass to Martellus Bennett in front of the end zone.
Right now, Carp is a backup. But it is refreshing to see him finally showcasing some talent. Not everyone can make impacts right away, and hopefully he has finally come into his own so that he can help this team go farther in the playoffs.