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Anthony Spencer

30-Year-Old Defensive End – Dallas Cowboys

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Microfracture surgery eventually scuttled Spencer's 2013 season, and he wasn't able to build on his breakout performance from 2012 (95 tackles, 11 sacks). If he's able to return to health he'll have a...

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2014 ADP:

Bye Week:  11

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 262   DOB: 1/23/1984  College: Purdue  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Anthony Spencer Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with Dallas in April of 2014.

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Spencer (knee) recorded three tackles in his return to action Sunday against the Saints.

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Anthony Spencer NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 23 16 - 27 - 3 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2008 24 12 - 28 - 1.5 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2009 25 16 - 67 - 6 - 1 0 - 2 - - - -
2010 26 Dal 16 63 52 11 5 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2011 27 Dal 16 66 51 15 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
2012 28 Dal 14 95 55 40 11 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2013 29 Dal 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 30 Dal 12 21 12 9 0.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Anthony Spencer – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Defensive End
  1. George Selvie
  2. Anthony Spencer
Dallas Cowboys

Snap Count Stats

285

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Anthony Spencer was on the field for 285 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Anthony Spencer was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 847 0
2013 34 2
2014 285 1
Anthony Spencer 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 SF
2 @Ten
3 @StL
4 NO 22 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Hou 23 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Sea 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 NYG 29 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Was 37 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Ari 29 0 3 1 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Jax 25 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @NYG 31 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Phi 28 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Chi 38 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Phi 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Ind 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Was

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Anthony Spencer
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 3"
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Weight:   262 lbs
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Anthony Spencer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Spencer (knee) is not included on the Cowboys' inactive list, allowing him to make his season debut Sunday night versus the Saints.

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Spencer (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

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Spencer logged limited practices Wednesday and Thursday, but he sat out Friday, making his Sunday situation unclear.
While Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones is optimistic that Spencer (knee) will be in the lineup for Week 4, coach Jason Garrett was a little more guarded in his assessment of Spencer's chances, the Dallas Morning News reports. "Well just see take him day by day," Garrett said on Monday. "Hes worked very hard the last few weeks just to get back. We'll see what he's able to do on Wednesday."

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Spencer (knee) is out for Sunday's game against St. Louis.

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Spencer (knee) could return to practice on a limited basis this week, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Given that it's been a year since he saw any game action, a Week 3 return to the lineup seems overly optimistic, but Spencer is inching closer to getting back on the field.
Spencer (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's opener against the 49ers, ESPN Dallas reports.

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2014

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2013

Either Spencer was seeing dollar signs as he played on the franchise tag in 2012, or he turned a corner in his development. The former first-round pick was always adequate as an outside linebacker in the 3-4, but never an impact player. That changed last year, when Spencer went off for 95 tackles a very high total for a 3-4 outside linebacker as well as 11 sacks in just 14 games. Even assuming his production spike was due in part to being in a contract year, as of press time Dallas had him on the franchise tag once again for 2013. His tackle count will almost certainly drop now that hes playing end in a 4-3 alignment, but Spencer is still a good bet to surpass 60 tackles and double-digit sacks.

2012

Drafted to be a pass-rushing complement to DeMarcus Ware, Spencer has instead developed into a very steady every-down OLB whose worth doesn't show up in his IDP numbers. If the revamped secondary buys the pass rush another second or two Spencer could be one of the big beneficiaries, but otherwise expect another 60+ tackles and mid-single digit sack total.

2011

After looking like he could be a pass-rushing force at the end of 2009, Spencer turned in a thoroughly lackluster '10 season with only five sacks. The Cowboys need more QB pressure from his position to take some heat off DeMarcus Ware, and if Spencer's development continues to stall don't be surprised if Dallas looks elsewhere to get it.

2010

Spencer emerged as more than just DeMarcus Ware's sidekick at the end of 2009, racking up four sacks in the Cowboys' final three regular season games and adding two more in two playoff games. A healthy Ware will draw plenty of attention away from Spencer, and could leave the door open for his first career double-digit sack season.

2009

With Greg Ellis' departure, Spencer will inherit a starting role opposite DeMarcus Ware, and the Cowboys are counting on him to easily top his previous career high of three sacks.

2008

Picked up three sacks and 36 tackles backing up Greg Ellis and DeMarcus Ware at OLB, but Spencer's role likely won't increase unless Ellis breaks down.

2007

First-round pick will try to make the same adjustment DeMarcus Ware and Greg Ellis have made the last couple of seasons, from DE to OLB. Spencer's duties will likely be limited to rushing the passer, however, and with Ware drawing double-teams on the other side of the formation Spencer could have surprisingly good IDP value.