Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher (72) blocks against Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer (93) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 17-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys Mailbag: Update on Anthony Spencer


As free agency nears, Dallas Cowboys fans are starting to get a little antsy when it comes to the team’s defensive front seven situation.

In their latest mailbag, DallasCowboys.com writers Nick Eatman David Helman provided an update on linebacker Anthony Spencer at least.

Helman: Spencer’s situation is a lot more comparable to Jason Hatcher’s than Ware’s. He is set to be a free agent on March 11, as he was placed on a one-year contract last year. It remains to be seen how well he has rehabbed from his surgery last fall. It also remains to be seen if the Cowboys want to take a chance on another injured veteran after the fiasco with Jay Ratliff last year. One positive is that Spencer would certainly be affordable to sign, assuming he’s healthy.

Eatman: I don’t think Spencer’s situation is affected by anything other than his own knee injury. If he’s able to come back this year, the Cowboys will probably be the team that pays him the most. Jerry Jones truly loves this guy and thinks the world of him. He’s rehabbing the knee here in Dallas now with the team trainers and I would imagine they will work out a deal assuming he is ready to go by training camp or soon afterwards.

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