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ProFootballTalk: Why did Dallas tag Spencer?

In an unexpected move, the Cowboys have placed the franchise tag on LB Anthony Spencer. Coming off a rough 2012 and tabbed with learning a new defensive scheme in 2013, why did Dallas hold on to the former first-round pick?

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7 Responses to “ProFootballTalk: Why did Dallas tag Spencer?”
  1. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 4, 2013 7:17 PM

    waste of money,

  2. bewaredware says: Mar 4, 2013 8:36 PM

    Why not? If a team wants him that bad, they can have him… For a price.

    Or he plays this year on either a one year deal or signs a contract. Dallas could have overpaid for a broken down right tackle or guard or they can draft those positions.

  3. ehetz21 says: Mar 4, 2013 10:52 PM

    Rough 2012? He recorded the most sacks of his career (11), along with a career high in tackles (95), and an add to the pro bowl. Spencer led the team in fourth quarter sacks to help close out games, and over the last 6 games of the year he had 7 sacks. He also played in a 4-3 in college. Does this mean that J.J. Watt also had a down year because he recorded career high numbers?

  4. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 5, 2013 2:54 PM

    Why did Florio say that Spencer had a rough season last year when it was the best season of his career??

    The question s will Spencer contiue to play at that level after getting signed? He hasn’t played at that level prior to last season and he is transitioning to DE this season.

    Jerry has been burned before with these big contract year guys.

  5. primetime25 says: Mar 5, 2013 7:06 PM

    This is literally the first time that I’ve commented on this site because I couldn’t let Florio get away with this one.

    Spencer had the best year of his career and put up All Pro numbers.
    How can you go in front of a camera and not know this?
    He had his best season and now they’re switching schemes so they might want to just pay him that big chunk upfront to see if he can produce in the 4-3 since he hasn’t played DE in years.

    Also, why did you not mention the possibility that the Cowboys might have just placed the franchise tag so that no one else tries to make a play for him while they negotiate a long-term contract.

    Anyway, terrible clip and the entire video should be deleted.

  6. str8cashhomey says: Mar 6, 2013 7:54 AM

    Mr. Florio, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  7. primetime25 says: Mar 6, 2013 3:54 PM

    LOL that works on so many levels because I just randomly watched that movie yesterday. Amazing

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