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Dallas’ Spencer to be franchised?

Posted by Chris Brown on February 13, 2012 – 12:23 pm

Dallas Cowboys OLB Anthony Spencer is scheduled to become a free agent, but reports out of Dallas are that the Cowboys are considering the franchise tag for him.

That according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Spencer has never had more than six sacks in a season, but there are some NFL personnel people that believe he’s been miscast in Dallas’ 3-4 defense and would benefit from a switch to a 4-3 front as a weak side defensive end. That’s a position where Spencer flourished in college at Purdue, leaving us at to wonder if he’d be a pass rushing option for Buffalo in free agency.

This news that the Cowboys are considering franchising Spencer is perplexing knowing they already have $40M guaranteed in Pro Bowl pass rusher DeMarcus Ware as part of a six-year $78M contract. To guarantee another $8.8M to Spencer would be surprising, but the report said it’s being discussed because the Cowboys aren’t sure they want to create another hole to fill in their lineup.

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