Cowboys talking to Anthony Spencer about new deal

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With free agents visiting that they can’t afford to sign, the Cowboys appear to be working on creating some room.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN, the Cowboys are “negotiating” on a multi-year deal with outside linebacker Anthony Spencer, who signed his franchise tender recently. That guaranteed him $10.6 million this year, and created a scenario where the Cowboys have incentive to work with him, to clear cap space.

In addition to the previously reported visits of safeties Michael Huff, Will Allen and linebacker Justin Durant, Werder also dropped (we think) the name of Jets offensive lineman Brandon Moore (Werder said Eric Moore, but we’re going to give him the benefit of the doubt that it’s not the former Giants guard who retired in the 90s).

But since they have six-figure cap space, the Cowboys will need to get something done with Spencer (or do the big deal for Tony Romo) if they want to shop.

UPDATE 12:39 p.m. ET: Yep, he meant Brandon.

15 responses to “Cowboys talking to Anthony Spencer about new deal

  1. why wait til all the top free agents are gone to redo spencer’s deal. Oh that’s right!!!!! I forgot Jerry loves digging in the dumpster!!

  2. ericn42000 says:
    Mar 25, 2013 1:04 PM
    Com on Jerry only signing Ernie Simms is not going to get it done!!! Lets make a deal and sign some help!!

    theres no cap space to sign free agents idiot. u need about 5 million in cap space just for rookie contracts, and the cowgirls are in the negatives right now. LOL

  3. Ericn420000
    Mar 25, 2013 1:04 PM
    Com on Jerry only signing Ernie Sims is not going to get it done!!! Lets make a deal and sign some help!!
    Believe it or not, re-signing Ernie Sims was extremely smart and something I can’t believe Jerry Jones had the football IQ to do.

    Lets make it clear that Ernie Sims does not suck. When he played for the Eagles, he had a good and growing career. He recorded plenty of tackles and a few sacks.

    Then he went to Detroit who is literally a graveyard for any one who doesn’t go by the nickname Megatron. Plus Detroit tried to make him a defensive end in a 4-3, which Sims certainly is not.

    Sims is a 4-3 outside linebacker or . He has high quality speed for a linebacker with a solid build. Before he got injured last year he was showing signs of being a solid role player on a football team again. By the way he did that playing Inside Linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. Yet another position/scheme that he simply doesn’t fit in. This is just a guy who didn’t fit in the systems that he was in but made the most out of nothing. Now, at outside LB in a 4-3, he’s where a player with his size and skill set belongs. So to sign this guy for next to nothing for the next couple years before the Cowboys find a true upgrade was smart considering the Cowboys limited cap space. And hes still in his 20s.

  4. simmsmatic – need to check your history. Sims was drafted by the Lions in 06. He was traded to the Eagles in ’10 in part of a multi team trade. He stunk it up in Philadelphia and was cut. He was signed by the Colts and cut in ’11. He was on his couch until the Cowboys signed him in ’12, and didn’t really play that great last year either. He’s cheap at 715k, that’s the only play here.

  5. @ Phillyphann,

    Aha hhhhhhaaàaaaaaaaaa. The same Tony Romo who swept the Eagles. Keep hating.

    We understand how mad you must be since you only have a fictitious character to look up to. Enjoy running up those stairs while blasting the team song to Rocky!!!!!

    Aha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Moron.

  6. Signing Spencer long term will free up salary space this season and they don’t want to take that hit for over 10 million for franchising him.

    Still think they should trade Spencer and get some additional draft picks. Rookies wll cost less helping the slary cap mess and there are very good DEs in this draft.

  7. To sissimatic. As I agree I like resigning Ernie sims. You are way wrong with your knowledge of is career. He was drafted by the lions. And that is where he had his success. He played part of one year for the eagles and then he was cut. So please learn about things before coming in and commenting on things you clearly don’t know anything about.

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