December 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins guard Josh LeRibeus (67) blocks Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Anthony Spencer (93) at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 28-18. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Talks Cease Between Cowboys and Spencer


The Dallas Cowboys and their defensive end Anthony Spencer had been involved in talks for a contract extension, but it appears that that extension will not happen. Sources are reporting that the two sides have decided to end their discussions as they have not been able to come to an agreement.

Spencer was franchise tagged earlier in the offseason for $10.6 million, but that will be the last year he has with the team. Both he and the Cowboys expressed interest in continuing their partnership passed this year, but as of now, that won’t happen. Now it looks like Spencer will hit free agency after the coming 2013 season, but talks could potentially resume again before that happens.

The 29 year old arguably had a career year last season, with  95 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 11 sacks while sharing those opportunities with one of the top pass rushers in the game in DeMarcus Ware. We will see whether or not these talks resume at some point, or if the two sides will go their separate ways after seven years together.

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