Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer (93) at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Spencer's agent tweets he'll have season-ending knee surgery



Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer’s agent, Jordan Woy, announced that his client is undergoing season-ending surgery on his knee:



Spencer, 29, was in a contract year after opting to play out the season under the franchise tag, so this is hardly the type of thing he was hoping to have happen before he secures a long-term contract. Spencer’s been tagged by the Cowboys the last two offseasons, and is signed for a guaranteed $10.6 million this year.

Last season, he notched 95 tackles, 11 sacks, three batted passes and two forced fumbles, while playing outside linebacker in their 3-4 defense.

With him now out for the year, the Cowboys will most likely turn to George Selvie to step-up in his absence.

With Spencer out, he joins the likes of Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton, who was franchise tagged this year for $8.45 million, but suffered a torn ACL Sunday night. Theses unfortunate injuries will likely lead to more players opting for long-term deals when they are franchise tagged.



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