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March 12, 2013

Anthony Spencer signs franchise tag, guaranteeing him $10.6 million

Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer made his franchise tag a formality Tuesday, hours before free agency began, signing on the dotted line.

It assures Spencer a guaranteed $10.63 million for 2013, though the sides would work out a long-term deal to lower his cap number.

The Cowboys placed the tag on Spencer on March 4, the second consecutive year he has been franchised. Spencer played last season under an $8.856 million tender.

Spencer, a first-round pick 2007, made his first Pro Bowl in 2012 when he led the team in tackles with 106 while making a career-high 11 sacks. He also had eight tackles for loss, 26 quarterback pressures and two forced fumbles.

He will move to defensive end in Monte Kiffin's Tampa Two scheme.

-- Charean Williams

 

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The first sign of yet another 8-8 at best season coming around the corner.

A front office that can't evaluate talent, can't develop talent, can't draft, overpays average talent, can't manage the salary cap = 8-8

Really this is the plan? a long term contract 8+ mill a year for a player that we don't know can play the position?

With the money on the corners and DE's we have invested let's don't be surprise with the superhighway through the gut of this defense.....

Oh that's right we still have the DT that sat out for 14 games last season with his big contract....yep that'll work.

Good Job Jerry,
"Just be average baby....."

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