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Anthony Spencer

30-Year-Old Defensive End – Free Agent

2013 Defensive Stats

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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 ...

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STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 261   DOB: 1/23/1984
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Spencer signed his $10.63 million franchise tender in March of 2013.

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Spencer's agent, Jordan Woy, says the defensive end is progressing well from microfracture surgery, the Dallas Morning News reports. “Structurally he is sound," Woy said. "Now he is building the strength back and conditioning to get ready for the season. He would be very limited in OTA’s, but from what the doctors are telling us, he should be ready to go by preseason and regular season.”

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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
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Anthony Spencer – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

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Defensive Snaps in 2013

Anthony Spencer was on the field for 34 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Anthony Spencer was on the field for 2 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 847 0
2013 34 2

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Anthony Spencer 2013 Game Log
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Anthony Spencer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Cowboys placed Spencer (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday, ESPN Dallas reports.

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Spencer will require season-ending surgery on his injured left knee, NFL.com reports.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan that Spencer may need season-ending microfracture surgery.

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The July surgery Spender underwent evidently couldn't fix the flaw in his right knee, and the much more serious microfracture surgery is the next measure in line. Hopefully he can avoid the surgery, though. It would be a very disappointing and concerning turn of events for Spencer, who wouldn't have a great long-term outlook with age 30 approaching in January. He was poised to be one of the better IDP options as an end in Dallas' 4-3, but if he does indeed undergo the surgery, George Selvie will take over opposite DeMarcus Ware. The good news for Dallas is Selvie might be a diamond in the rough, as he has two sacks in three games and had a very strong preseason.
Spencer (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams.

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

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Spencer (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, the Cowboys' official site reports.

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Spencer (knee) was not spotted at the open portion of practice Wednesday, ESPN Dallas reports.

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Spencer said his knee was "pretty sore" Monday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Spencer (knee) didn't start but played about half of Sunday's game, recording two tackles, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013

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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.