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October 19, 2012

Anthony Spencer could be ready for a return

Linebacker Anthony Spencer could play this week after a third consecutive day of practice. Spencer was limited in Wednesday and Thursday's practices. The Cowboys will release today's practice report this afternoon.

Spencer strained his pectoral muscle in the Sept. 23 game against the Buccaneers. He has missed the past two games with the injury. Victor Butler started against Chicago on Oct. 1 but had only one tackle. Alex Albright got the start last week in Baltimore, and he and Butler combined for eight tackles, including one for loss, and a pass defensed.

Spencer had 29 tackles and two sacks , with nine quarterback pressures, in the first three games.

"We’ve got to see how he feels today after getting a little more work the last couple of days,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said.

Garrett said Spencer would wear some protection, such as a harness, if the linebacker plays.

"You want to make sure it’s light enough, so you can move around the way you want to move around,” Garrett said, “but at the same time that doesn’t seem like that’s a real issue for the injury he has to wear something like that.”

-- Charean Williams

Twitter: @NFLCharean



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