Dallas Cowboys

Bruce Carter focused on Giants, not contract status

The Cowboys have more than a dozen key players who become free agents after this season. A number of them – DeMarco Murray, Bruce Carter, Dez Bryant, Dwayne Harris – have lockers on the same row.

“I don’t think we really talk about it, but I think it’s one of those things where it’s already understood,” Carter said Tuesday. “Me, Dwayne and DeMarco, and you can even throw Dez in there, there’s a bunch of us who are in our last year – in a contract year – but for all of us, we’ve just got to go out there and play football. We really don’t want to think about any individual things like that right now. We just want to focus on the Giants.”

Carter is in the final year of his rookie deal, which pays him $986,991.

“As long as I take care of what I’ve got to take care of for myself, everything else is just going to play itself out,” Carter said. “That’s how I look at it.”

Carter wants to stay in Dallas, which made him a second-round pick in 2011. But the Cowboys have a lot of off-season work to do with Doug Free, Rolando McClain, Anthony Spencer, George Selvie and Nick Hayden among others who are scheduled to hit the free agent market in 2015.

“I love it here,” Carter said. “It’s been a great organization, since Day 1 when I got the first call when I was getting drafted. So it’ll be a nice place to stay. But it is a business, so we’ll just see how it goes.”