Countdown to Camp: #91 Leonardo Carson

Carson recorded 21 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2003. He suffered a torn triceps muscle in with just three weeks remaining, but expectations <i>were</i> high heading into the start of training camp in late July.

DT Leonardo Carson
6-2, 305
UCLA


Quick Bio
A run stuffing defensive tackle with a tremendous upside. He recorded 21 tackles and 1.5 sacks last season. Carson was also signed to the league minimum and given a $35,000 signing bonus earlier this year.
The Scoop
Leonardo Carson was a player that was thought highly of by the Cowboys organization this offseason. However, his recent incarceration has left team officials wondering about his future with the team. He recorded 21 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2003.

Key Points
  • Carson will spend the next 30 days in a Mobile, Alabama jail for what was termed as "felony charges of kidnapping and burglary" from an incident that occurred last August.

  • Carson recorded 21 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2003. He suffered a torn triceps muscle in with just three weeks remaining, but expectations were high heading into the start of training camp in late July.

  • "He's a guy that could do a number of different things for us as far as positions go. He could be a back up guy in a rotation, or he could end up playing much more than that," said Bill Parcells. "It just depends."

    Outlook
    How Carson's sentence affects his future in Dallas is unclear, but he should be ready to go for the start of training camp on July 31st. The incident that brought about the charges of kidnapping and burgarly stemmed from last year when Carson travelled back to Alabama for a funeral. In an attempt to see his daughter, he broke into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and inexplicably took her sister with him.

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