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Anthony Spencer wants to know where he’s going to be

Anthony Spencer,  Josh Freeman AP

Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer signed his franchise tender in lieu of holding out for a long-term deal.  But he still wants something that extends beyond 2012.

“It’s a good thing, just because it feels like they really want me to be there,” Spencer told WANE-TV in Fort Wayne regarding his $8.8 million, one-year deal.  “And the money, I mean, the money’s always good.  It’s all good, positive things.”

Also positive is the fact that Spencer, a Purdue grad, was back in Indiana for a youth football camp.  And while he has roots in Indiana, he hopes to stay in Dallas for the long haul.

“You don’t want to have to be bouncing from team to team from year to year,” Spencer said.  “So I just want a long-term deal so I just know where I’m going to be for the next couple years.”

The Cowboys and Spencer, a first-round pick in 2007, have until July 16 to work out a long-term deal.  Otherwise, he’ll be unrestricted in 2013 — unless the Cowboys choose to pay him $10.56 million for one more year of service.

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10 Responses to “Anthony Spencer wants to know where he’s going to be”
  1. starfan79 says: Jun 4, 2012 12:02 AM

    He won’t get paid before then… They might offer him something next year if he plays better than last year, I wouldn’t call him a bust, but he didn’t meet Dallas expectations

  2. cowboychris5xchamps says: Jun 4, 2012 1:49 AM

    Uncle Jerry knows exactly what he’s doing……everybody is expendable it’s just too bad that he won’t hire a real GM but hey it is what it is. Can’t wait for Stephen Jones to take over!

  3. andyb02 says: Jun 4, 2012 3:13 AM

    If you ever want a chance of winning a super bowl then I wouldn’t look to resign with the cowboys.

  4. jcg23 says: Jun 4, 2012 4:50 AM

    Only 3 OLB that played at his spot in a 3-4 did better than he did last year and for the past few years to be honest.

    Yeah, he’s no Ware. But who exactly is?

  5. gmemm says: Jun 4, 2012 6:02 AM

    As I said before the strong outside linebacker is more then just rushing the passer their first dead is to the run ( set the edge look around the league at 3-4 teams compare the stats

  6. dirtybird28 says: Jun 4, 2012 6:42 AM

    Spencer has been a good OLB overall. Much of the criticism comes from 1) Dallas trading a lot of picks to move back into rd 1 to take him and also 2) he came into the league coveted as the top pass rusher of that class. I would hate to see him go elsewhere but if it costs too much money then business as usual.

  7. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Jun 4, 2012 7:29 AM

    straight TRASH, homie….

  8. pesh00 says: Jun 4, 2012 7:51 AM

    Not a special player, but is solid and did what the coaches asked him to do (decent strong side support). Can’t have a Dware at every position but I think he will have a decent year since the coverage behind him is much better and noone names Newman or Ball is back there. Also because of the new cover guys should have more coverage sacks. Think he’ll end up with a long-term deal that pays him as a solid LB by mid-season.

  9. gabagool72 says: Jun 4, 2012 8:37 AM

    starfan79 says: Jun 4, 2012 12:02 AM

    He won’t get paid before then… They might offer him something next year if he plays better than last year, I wouldn’t call him a bust, but he didn’t meet Dallas expectations

    And what exactly would be considered “Dallas expectations”? Since the salary cap era began, Dallas has been nothing more then an average football team. Keep re-living the early 90’s..

  10. unbiased8383 says: Jun 4, 2012 9:29 PM

    gabagool72 says:
    Jun 4, 2012 8:37 AM
    starfan79 says: Jun 4, 2012 12:02 AM

    He won’t get paid before then… They might offer him something next year if he plays better than last year, I wouldn’t call him a bust, but he didn’t meet Dallas expectations

    And what exactly would be considered “Dallas expectations”? Since the salary cap era began, Dallas has been nothing more then an average football team. Keep re-living the early 90′s..
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    Only the Pats have been dominant in that time since. The Steelers, Pack and Giants haven’t dominated(although very successful). So expectations would be what you expect from the consensus best pass rusher you draft in the first round.

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