Nov 22, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer (93) wait for the play to begin during the game against the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving at Cowboys Stadium. The Redskins beat the Cowboys 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys' Anthony Spencer unsure of return, hopes to avoid PUP list

The Dallas Cowboys slapped defensive end Anthony Spencer with the franchise tag but he missed most of the season with injury. After just one game last season, Spencer had microfracture surgery on his left knee and is still trying to recover.

The Cowboys re-signed Spencer to keep him around and he is still battling injuries and trying to get back out the field. A decision will have to be made regarding Spencer and the season depending on where the Cowboys think he is physically. They could put him on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, which would sit him out the first six weeks of the season.

Or they could carry him on their 53-man roster and hope he is healthy before those six weeks are up.

Spencer doesn’t seem to know when he will be healthy, but certainly doesn’t want to end up on the PUP list.

“I just want to be back on the field this season, whenever that is,” Spencer said, via ESPN.

The Cowboys ipen up the season September 7th against the San Francisco 49ers. The Cowboys could certainly use a healthy Spencer sooner rather than later after the departure of DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher in the offseason.

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