Jul 28, 2011; San Antonio, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer (93) signs autographs for fans during training camp at the Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys news: Anthony Spencer has bone bruise in left knee

The Dallas Cowboys defensive line has taken another hit. While plenty of players have already gone down with season-ending or nagging injuries, the team has lost another starter after he felt some soreness in his knee. The diagnosis is a bone bruise in his left knee for Anthony Spencer, who confirmed the news after an MRI on Sunday night.

“It’s concerning to me,” Spencer said, via ESPNDallas.com. “It’s bothering me right now. I really don’t know what else to do, so I’m taking it day by day.”

While Spencer may be concerned, the good news is that head coach Jason Garrett does not believe the injury is serious.

“We don’t think it’s severe,” Garrett said. “We’ll just come up with what we think is the best option here in the next few days.”

Dallas needs to hope that Spencer does not require surgery, which has not been ruled out, and that he will not miss extended time. Defensive end DeMarcus Ware and starting defensive tackle Jay Ratliff are currently limited with nagging injuries, while the team just lost defensive end Tyrone Crawford to a torn Achilles.

The Cowboys defensive line depth has taken a serious hit, so they cannot afford to lose another player for a lengthy period.

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