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.