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Cowboys keep Marcus Spears

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Marcus Spears is staying in Dallas.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Cowboys reached an agreement with Spears on a five-year, $19.2 million deal.

Spears is a six-year veteran who has played his entire career with the Cowboys, but he was expected to go elsewhere this year. He’s coming off a season in which he missed half the year and didn’t play particularly well when he was on the field, and the Cowboys indicated that they thought it was time for him to move on.

Instead, the 2005 first-round pick is sticking around, with a hefty new contract.

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19 Responses to “Cowboys keep Marcus Spears”
  1. brilarjax says: Jul 29, 2011 4:26 PM

    Humm this doesn’t make sense.

  2. chazboys84 says: Jul 29, 2011 4:32 PM

    yeh it would have been much better to keep bowen and drop this guy or to pick up ray edwards

  3. dccowboy says: Jul 29, 2011 4:35 PM

    I think Marcus Spears has been consistently underrated by Dallas fans. He’s been an unselfish 3-4 DE, sucking up blockers to free the OLB and he’s a beast against the run.

    I think Ryan’s defense is going to improve him a lot.

  4. iowapackfan says: Jul 29, 2011 4:37 PM

    I wonder if this changes their views on trying to pick up Cullen Jenkins!

  5. cowboyfan45 says: Jul 29, 2011 4:38 PM

    Dallas ended up over paying for this guy because Bowen was signed by the Skins. Dallas is thin at defensive end for a 3-4 defense. Spears is good against the run but gives you nothing on oassing downs. I’m sure Dallas would of preferred Bownen over Spears, but the Skins over paying for Bowen changed their thinking

  6. melonnhead says: Jul 29, 2011 4:42 PM

    Letting a guy test the market is not the same as saying it’s time to move on.

  7. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 29, 2011 4:43 PM

    The Cowboys are still thin on the d-line.

  8. melonnhead says: Jul 29, 2011 4:45 PM

    Hmm Bowen $27.5 million over five years, Spears $19.2 million over 5 years. Spears is the better deal by far. Edwards contract is going to be significantly more than either.

  9. dccowboy says: Jul 29, 2011 4:50 PM

    How is less than $4 mil/yr overpaying for a starting DE?

  10. dboi88 says: Jul 29, 2011 5:05 PM

    im glad we resigned spears…guys wanna knock him because he was a first rd pick and not a flashy guy but hes an above average DE and he helps this team alot…good sign boys…I hope we can still swing nmandi

  11. melonnhead says: Jul 29, 2011 5:06 PM

    Chris Canty 6 years, $42 million, Bowen 5 years $27.5 million tell me again how this is overpaying for Spears?

  12. shanehockey28 says: Jul 29, 2011 5:06 PM

    Its a good deal for him, as mentioned above Skins way overpaid for Bowen. Bowen was a situational rusher and wasnt even the starter. Spears is a good sign!

  13. ezdoesit209 says: Jul 29, 2011 5:26 PM

    Good deal! He’s a beast at what he does when he’s healthy. And the Deadskins paid 27.5 for his back-up!

  14. ac0117 says: Jul 29, 2011 5:33 PM

    Cowboyfan45:
    “Dallas ended up over paying for this guy because Bowen was signed by the Skins. Dallas is thin at defensive end for a 3-4 defense. Spears is good against the run but gives you nothing on oassing downs. I’m sure Dallas would of preferred Bownen over Spears, but the Skins over paying for Bowen changed their thinking”

    Umm… no? 20 mil over 5 years is very, very reasonable for a starting 3-4 DE who is solid against the pass and good against the run. Just because he doesn’t get 10 sacks a year you say he gives you “nothing on oassing[sic] downs?”

    Not to mention, as has been stated here before, the Deadskins gave his backup almost $10 million more than he earned.

    So, to recap, $20 million is actually < (that symbol means less than) $27.5 million.

  15. melonnhead says: Jul 29, 2011 5:41 PM

    Edwards got $30 million over five years by the way.

  16. itsmammoth says: Jul 29, 2011 5:47 PM

    Dallas might be signing him back to ignore going after a Jenkins in Free Agency, to maybe focus primarily on Nnamdi. Really a lot of different ways you could look at this signing.

  17. eazyduzit413 says: Jul 29, 2011 5:56 PM

    shanehockey28 says:
    Jul 29, 2011 5:06 PM
    Its a good deal for him, as mentioned above Skins way overpaid for Bowen. Bowen was a situational rusher and wasnt even the starter. Spears is a good sign!

    Bowen was supposed to be the starter this year as Spears replacement. He was high priority for Dallas but Skins offered him more. The Cowboys had no choice but to keep Spears.

  18. melonnhead says: Jul 29, 2011 6:06 PM

    Bowen was supposed to be the starter this year as Spears replacement. He was high priority for Dallas but Skins offered him more. The Cowboys had no choice but to keep Spears.

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    They could have gone for Jenkins or Edwards.

  19. jsrdc says: Jul 30, 2011 11:24 PM

    Chazboys,

    Ray Edwards would not have worked in a 3/4 D like Ryan will be running. he is undersized and doesn’t fit the scheme. I hope Spears plays well since Bowen departed to the 4skins. They had planned on keeping him, but obviously he skipped on the Cowboys, and now I hope whoever he lines up manhandles him. He is now the enemy.

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