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Cowboys cut Carter after positive cocaine test

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Quarterback Quincy Carter is expected to be released by the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday after testing positive for cocaine, league sources told FOX NFL Sunday insider John Czarnecki.


Club owner Jerry Jones confirmed that Carter has been released. Cowboys coach Bill Parcells is expected to hold a regularly scheduled news conference at 11:30 a.m. PT Wednesday at the team's training camp headquarters in Oxnard, Ca.

Carter entered the league in the NFL substance abuse program and this is his second positive test, which by NFL rules would warrant a four-game fine — not a suspension.


According to an earlier broadcast report, Carter was AWOL from practice Wednesday morning, and the absence is not injury related and the Cowboys will be making an "official" statement regarding Carter after the conclusion of practice. But other broadcast reports have intimated that the Cowboys quarterback will be released, leaving Vinny Testaverde and Drew Henson to battle for the starting position.


Micky Spagnola, the station's Cowboys beat reporter, compared the situation to that of Tony Banks three years ago where Banks was absent from practice and it was announced after practice that he had been cut.


This move comes on the heels of unanimous opinions that Henson has been the best quarterback in camp thus far, which had to be at least mildly upseting to Carter, who started all 16 games for the Cowboys in 2003, leading them to a 10-6 record.


In his first season as the full-time starter - after splitting time the first two seasons - Carter threw for 3,302 yards, but had 21 interceptions and 17 touchdowns. He was intercepted at least twice in six games.

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First, Quincy is a boob, and has been since his days at UGA. All the talent in the world but severely lacking above the neck.


Second, kudos to Bill Parcells. This sends the right message to the team. No matter who you are, if you screw up big two times, and you're gone. :thumbs:


Third, kudos to Jerry Jones. He had a lot of pride invested in his Quincy Carter pick of several years ago. For those of you who don't remember, Jones drafted Carter in the 2nd round, even though many experts and league personnel people had expected Carter to go much later in the draft. For Jones to swallow his pride and drop Carter is an incredible act for him. And the right thing to do. :laugh:


More teams should follow the Cowboys' example on this one.

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