The Dallas Cowboys were considering whether or not to use the franchise tag on pass rushing specialist Anthony Spencer and it appears that they decided it would be the move that would benefit their franchise the most. Spencer’s agent, Jordan Woy, confirmed the news Monday afternoon before the 4:00 p.m. ET deadline.
Dallas Cowboys will franchise tag Anthony Spencer for 2nd year in a row. We will work on long term deal.
— Jordan Woy (@JordanWoy) March 4, 2013
The franchise tag on Spencer will cost the Cowboys $10.63 million, which will put them in another cap crunch.
Unless they are able to work out a long-term deal, the Cowboys will need to shed at least another $5 million of salary cap space. They got an early start to clearing cap room with the release of safety Gerald Sensabaugh, which saved the team approximately $1.4 million.
Stay tuned to FanSided.com as we approach the franchise tag deadline for the latest news and rumors.