Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Sean Lissemore (95) and linebacker Anthony Spencer (93) look into the backfield of the New Orleans Saints at Cowboys Stadium. The Saints beat the Cowboys 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Spencer preparing to play vs. Chiefs

The Dallas Cowboys defense looked impressive during their season-opener against the NFC East rival New York Giants, but they were missing a key player — defensive end Anthony Spencer. The team’s franchise player has been out of action while he recovers from a knee injury, but he is moving forward this week preparing to take the field for the team’s Week Two match up against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Spencer said that he plans to return to the practice field on Friday in hopes of making his 2013-14 debut this week.

“This is the first week I’ve gone straight through without swelling,” Spencer said, via Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Of course, he will need to avoid a setback and see how his knee reacts to the practice.

If Spencer can return to form, the Cowboys defense will be a dangerous force for opponents to deal with moving forward. It’s going to be great to see if Spencer can play against the Chiefs like he plans. If he can, Alex Smith could be in for a long day.

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