Carter Named the Starter

Bill Parcells announced Saturday that Quincy Carter will be the Dallas Cowboys' starting quarterback to start the 2003 regular season. "We think Quincy gives us the best chance right now," Parcells said.

The former Georgia Bulldog had taken the majority of snaps this preseason and appeared to be more effective in moving the Cowboys' offense. Overall, he completed 18-of-29 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns in his last two games.

"This is the perfect opportunity for me to take advantage," Carter said. "I just want to move forward and do everything I can do to be the quarterback for the future."

The coaches believe in him, the media believes in him, but most importantly, his teammates believe in him.

"He's more mature," said wide reciever Joey Galloway. "I think that his presence is more like a quarterback than a young guy trying to learn how to play the game."

After being benched at the midway point of the 2002 regular season, Carter has come full-circle in reclaiming the job that was thought to be Chad Hutchinson's entering the start of the Bill Parcells era in Dallas.

"Carter gives us the best chance right now," Parcells said. "Hopefully, he'll continue to improve as he has during the course of this camp."

Former Stanford star Chad Hutchinson will now compete with Tony Romo for the back up quarterback position as Clint Stoerner was released this weekend.

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