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May 31, 2012

QB Rudy Carpenter has an oblique strain that is keeping him from throwing

Rudy Carpenter's bid for the No. 3 quarterback job has become a pain in his side. Carpenter strained an oblique muscle and has not been able to throw much during OTAs.

Carpenter said he was injured during one of the quarterbacks' throwing sessions before the organzied team activities started.

"It was kind of random," Carpenter said. "I've never done it before."

Carpenter, who will compete with Stephen McGee for the third spot behind Tony Romo and Kyle Orton, hopes to be 100 percent -- and participating fully in the OTAs -- next week.

"They just want me to be 100 percent before I throw," Carpenter said.

The Cowboys signed Carpenter as an undrafted free agent in 2009, the same year they drafted McGee in the fourth round. In the end, Dallas kept McGee over Carpenter on the active roster, even though Carpenter outplayed McGee. The Cowboys signed Carpenter to the practice squad that season before Tampa Bay signed him to its active roster.

Having been here before, Carpenter said he is very comfortable in the Cowboys' offense.

"When I was here before, I felt like really comfortable as far as knowing what's expected of me, and I felt really comfortable in knowing the offense and knowing how to execute the offense, which is why in the only chance I got to play I was able to play pretty well," Carpenter said. "But I just think the circumstances were different then. So I feel like this time around, I really know what I'm doing. I think the learning curve is a lot less. I feel like I can run the offense when I go in there now."

Carpenter, 26, got into one regular-season game with the Bucs last season, although he didn't throw a pass. In the 2011 preseason, Carpenter completed 24 of 42 passes for 388 yards with two touchdowns, no interceptions and a 104.1 passer rating.

-- Charean Williams

 

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Not you have to articles was so good, later to focus on.

and about tony romo, he's a hell of a qb..we lost alot of game because our defense couldnt hold a lead on the girl scouts...last time i looked,romo doesnt play cornerback or linebacker or even kick..our defense sucked and that offensive line needs to shape up or ship them out of dallas..over all the boys need to get their attitude nasty again...jerry needs to stop screwing up my team...

wishy washy cowboy fans...either be with us or get off and stay off....i will ride or die with the boys. im 52 years old and saw my 1st football game. cowboys vs rams...roman gabriel was the ram qb....im a real fan 4 life

@ED....YES ED LET DUMP ROMO FOR THE PRACTICE SQUAD QB THAT CAM FROM MIAMI..THE STATE OF QUARTERBACKING IN MIAMI AND CARPENTER COULDNT GET INTO THE STARTING THREE AND YOU WANT TO DITCH ROMO COMING OFF ARGUABLY HIS BEST SEASON(NOTE PLAYING BEHIND A CRAP O-LINE). 4000+ YARD 31 TDS 10 INT.....VERY SMART FOOTBALL ED

its time for someone new to run dallas' offense. tony has had his chances. ortin should not still be playing in the nfl. i think holes have been filled this offseason. jerry please get us a new QB. romo is still worth some value. i am convinced he wont take us there.

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He needs a shot. Watched him play for ASU and he was always sharp with a decent cast of players around him. With the weapons we have, he could be a great QB.

He needs a shot. Watched him play for ASU and he was always sharp with a decent cast of players around him. With the weapons we have, he could be a great QB.

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