This time it’s former Dallas QB Quincy Carter throwing out the blame for his failed NFL career. As reported on ProFootballTalk.com in a videotaped interview on DFWReporting.com. Carter blames Jerry Jones for releasing him for a failed drug test and poor performance at the start of training camp in 2004. Calling it a “Billionaire Power Play”.
“When you got a quarterback who’s . . . failing drug tests, that would weigh heavy on me if I was a billionaire owner and I owned the Dallas Cowboys I would have to make some business decisions, too,” Carter said. “Now how he went about it was just — that was bad. . . . You just don’t do people like that and just leave them in the dust like that.”
Carter also believes he would still be the starting QB for the Cowboys if he was never released…
“Tony Romo wouldn’t even be playing for the Cowboys right now,”
Carter filed a grievance against the Cowboys challenging his termination, but that failed. Carter made some strong comments against owner Jerry Jones…
“The main reason I think I lost it [is] because the NFLPA weren’t able to come up with the actual press conference where Jerry Jones said he is not releasing me because of my play,”
“I think honestly that he had the NFL . . . lose those tapes. That’s how much power — and I know because how close I was to him and how much I got into . . . being a Dallas Cowboy, I know how much power he has within the whole NFL.”
Quincy Carter was the Cowboys starting QB in 2003, which was Bill Parcells first year in Dallas. Carter and the Cowboys went 10-6 in 2003 and lost to the Panthers in the playoffs 29-10. He threw for 3,302 yards to go along with his 17 touchdown passes and 21 interceptions. In his four year NFL career which was from 2001-04 Carter had 6,337 yards passing, 32 TD’s and 37 INT’s. His last season which was 2004 he played for the New York Jets.
You can see the videotaped interview here.