After spending the first six weeks of the season on the Non-Football Injury list, Cowboys second-round pick Bruce Carter took a step forward last week to practice with the team for the first time.
His long recovery from a torn ACL suffered in college last November is not yet complete, however. The Cowboys still have a 14-day window before they have to decide whether or not to bring him up to the active roster, or place him on the Injured Reserve.
At some point, Carter is expected to be added to the 53. The question is whether his first appearance will be as soon as Sunday in Philadelphia.
"We'll continue to evaluate Bruce's situation," Jason Garrett said. "He looked good last week and it was fun to see him move around as a football player, as opposed to a guy running on the side of a football field. It looks like he's comfortable and relatively confident in his knee. We'll watch him again and just see how he does."
The Cowboys typically make roster moves on Tuesday so incoming players will have a full week of practice. However, because Carter is already eligible to work out with the team, they wouldn't be obligated to officially move him up until Saturday, if they intended for him to suit up against the Eagles.