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Anthony Spencer will sign franchise tender


Anthony Spencer is ready to get to work for the Cowboys.

Spencer, the outside linebacker/defensive end who was given the franchise tag for the second consecutive year, will sign his franchise tender. That means he’s guaranteed a 2013 base salary of $10.6 million, although agent Jordan Woy told that he’s still hoping to work out a long-term deal with the Cowboys before the July 15 deadline.

“We’ve got a little time, but I told them I’d like to start moving forward on this and hopefully maybe as soon as next week we can have some serious talks toward it,” Woy said about a long-term deal.

Spencer made $8.8 million last year on the franchise tag as a linebacker. This year the Cowboys are moving him to defensive end in new coordinator Monte Kiffin’s defense, but he was still tagged as a linebacker because that’s the position he played last year, which meant he was entitled to only (only?) a 20 percent raise from last year’s salary.

If Spencer doesn’t work out a long-term deal, he’ll end up having played two seasons on the franchise tag, having made $19.4 million, and he’ll hit unrestricted free agency a year from now.

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5 Responses to “Anthony Spencer will sign franchise tender”
  1. goaltender1980 says: Mar 8, 2013 7:16 PM

    I can understand wanting to have stability with a team and city, but I don’t understand why some players hate the franchise tag so much. 19.4 Million dollars over 2 seasons? I’d take that as a compliment!

  2. helloanybodyhome says: Mar 8, 2013 7:17 PM

    Not sure how the cowboys will do in the 4-3…they’ve been drafting players for a 3-4 for years.
    Well, that and the new defensive coach is the village coot.

  3. thetooloftools says: Mar 8, 2013 7:26 PM

    WOW. Take that money. Dallas isn’t going anywhere and as long as you play hard (wink wink) like Romo… you will get paid.

  4. tecmobowl2k says: Mar 8, 2013 7:26 PM

    Had the luxury of watching the Coach’s film on the new NFL game rewind, and Spencer’s tape is pretty bad from last season…Doesnt finish plays, doesnt have a high motor, plenty of missed tackles…and i only watched about 3 games. This franchise tag is still a head scratcher for me

  5. jollygreengiant060 says: Mar 8, 2013 10:12 PM

    Dallas sucks, a lot of talent but a piss poor gm, average coaching aside from kiffin, and romo, well romo isn’t exactly mr. Clutch now is he

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