Carter begs to differ. "I'm ready to work out for teams and ready to play," he said last week from Boca Raton, Fla., where he's been rehabbing following his latest procedure, arthroscopic surgery on his right kneecap in April. He says that his surgeon gave him a clean bill of health last month and that his knee is "stronger than ever."
He'll have to prove it. That's what two knee injuries, a torn rotator cuff, a broken wrist and 747 rushing yards in five seasons will do to a reputation. "The desire's there," says Carter. "I don't like to hear I'm washed up, I'm a bust I will prove people wrong."
The End Zone
He Deserves a Super Bowl Ring
The Winns of Amarillo, Texas, visited Cowboys training camp in August with their four-year-old son, born not long after the team's Super Bowl win in January 1996. The child's full name: Dallas Will Winn.