After thinking it over until the last day, the Cowboys have made their decision: They’re placing the franchise tag on Anthony Spencer.
Spencer’s agent, Jordan Woy, wrote on Twitter that the team confirmed Spencer will get the tag. Woy added that he and the Cowboys will continue to work on a long-term deal.
Although reports as recently as this morning said Spencer was expecting not to get the tag, the Cowboys have apparently decided they can’t afford to lose him.
Spencer is coming off a 2012 season in which he had a career-high 11 sacks despite missing two games.