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09/24/2013

Anthony Spencer knew how to get paid

6a00e54f7fc4c58833017ee8f1a4c1970d-300wiThat "minor" knee thingy that Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer suffered during training camp that was going to result in him missing a couple of weeks? 

Yeah. He's out for the season. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told KRLD 105.3 The Fan on his weekly radio show that Spencer needs microfracture surgery on the knee and is out for the year. Jones said he learned of this on Monday night. According to Coach Jones, there is some bone on bone stuff.

This is not too long after head coach Jason Garrett said he thought Spencer would return to being a full-time player this season.

Spencer did not play in the preseason. Spencer missed Week 1 against the New York Giants, was limited but played in Week 3 at the Kansas City Chiefs and did not play in Week 3.

A microfracture surgery for any athlete is not good, and will be a career-changer for Spencer, who will be 30 next January. 

A first-round pick out of Purdue in 2007, Spencer hit his high mark last season when he was arguably the team's best defensive player. The Cowboys put the franchise tag on him this offseason, for a one-year contract worth approximately $10 million.

He has made roughly $20 million over the last two years for what will be 15 games played. Good work if you can get it.

The chances of Spencer returning to the Cowboys now actually increase as his value as a free agent drops dramatically. The chances of Spencer being able to play effectively after a surgery as invasive as this drops dramtically as well.

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Comments

Texas Jack

WOW!!! is anybody REALLY surprised at another GM Jerry overpay for a mediocre player

Doug Olson

I believe you previously called this one... You called your shot.

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