There has been a lot of back and forth on whether Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer will play in this weekend’s season opener against the New York Giants. Now it seems like we have a definitive answer. Bryan Broaddus is a former NFL Scout who covers the Cowboys and a fan asked if he was playing or not. Broaddus said he isn’t.
— Bryan Broaddus (@BryanBroaddus) September 6, 2013
Spencer was supposedly healthy enough to go but suffered a minor setback. Instead George Sevlie will start in his place.
Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer had knee swelling over weekend. Setback has not allowed him to practice. Conditioning only today.
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) September 5, 2013
“I wanted to play in this game, so I expected to do some stuff on Wednesday and I wasn’t able to do that,” Spencer said. “It’s not really where I wanted to be at right now.”
“It’s really hard for me because I love being out there and stuff like that,” Spencer said, “but at the same time, I just got to listen to my body and do what it tells me to do.”
Spencer didn’t want to go out and play at less than 100% either.
“If I can go out there, I want to be able to do the things that I’m able to do when I’m healthy,” Spencer said.