Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) tries to run past Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Bruce Carter (54) during first half action at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Bruce Carter wasn't benched for 'unforgivable effort'

The Dallas Cowboys benched Bruce Carter, the rumor is that the move was made for “unforgivable effort.” Head coach Jason Garrett said that Carter had trouble in coverage and was responsible for two of San Diego’s touchdowns.

“Bruce had some problems covering their guys,” coach Jason Garrett said Monday, via the team’s official website. “Two of their touchdowns were scored with (Danny) Woodhead on him, and he didn’t cover him that well, and there some other things going on in our other coverages that he didn’t do a good enough job on.”

On the Ben and Skin Show on KRLD-FM (105.3 The Fan) in Dallas, Cowboys vide president Stephen Jones denied those rumors.

“I would disagree with that. I really would,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “You know how stories can go and how things can get passed down. I think at the end of the day we have high expectations for Bruce Carter. We expect him to play at a certain level. I would say this: Monte and Rod, that defensive staff over there, have expectations for how our players should perform at certain levels and they certainly hold players accountable. If it means at some point somebody has reduced play time over the fact that they believe might not be they’re potential, then certainly that can happen but I’ve never even heard of such things, in my mind, in terms of unforgivable. That’s certainly in my mind, not the case.”

We’ll see how much playing time he gets this week.

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