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Anthony Spencer needs 2-3 more weeks of rehab

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Jay Ratliff might not be the only Cowboys defensive lineman to miss all or most of the team’s work this summer.

Defensive end Anthony Spencer is also looking like he’ll be recovering an injury all the way up to the start of the regular season. Spencer had surgery on his knee in late July and said Sunday that he needs two or three weeks more of rehab before he’s ready to resume a full schedule.

“I’m just focused on getting healthy,” Spencer said, via Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I still can’t do a lot of running around and stuff, the stuff that I want to do, so I don’t feel very encouraged right now. I’ve still got a little bit of time, so I’m working on getting healthy.”

Spencer said that he hopes to play in the preseason, but says he’ll be ready for the season opener against the Giants whether or not that happens. Based on the timeline he set out on Sunday, he’d only be ready to play in the fourth exhibition game and that’s normally not a game played by players ticketed for Spencer’s role. More likely than not, then, the next time we see Spencer play in a game will be in Week One.

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6 Responses to “Anthony Spencer needs 2-3 more weeks of rehab”
  1. bslice says: Aug 12, 2013 6:56 AM

    I bet he’s ready by week one. Its a contract year for Mr Spencer.

  2. larrydavid7000 says: Aug 12, 2013 7:55 AM

    Both are fragile and old. JJ the GM strikes again. Keep up the great work JJ.

    sign the NFC East.

  3. bach2112 says: Aug 12, 2013 8:16 AM

    Spencer has been good reliable player. He has had one Ware like year and wants paid like Ware. Not going to happen in Dallas. This year and last have been huge paydays for him. Hope he plays light out and get the money he wants from so other team.

  4. paulsmith107 says: Aug 12, 2013 8:27 AM

    So if there is one thing I can’t stand its when people say its a contract year. See had you known anything about football you would know this its the one sport where basically every year is a contract year. This isn’t baseball hockey or basketball where once you are signed you now get that whole bundle of cash the nfl after two years of underperforming you get cut. See so every year is basically a contract year. Learn a little about the sport you follow

  5. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 12, 2013 8:58 AM

    He will be out there for the Giants game. How he holds up for 16 games remains to be seen. Funny we didn’t hear about the knee issue until after Dallas used the franchise tag on him.

  6. lonskils says: Aug 12, 2013 5:02 PM

    @Paul, it literally is a contract year. He’s been Franchised two years in a row… So he’s got no contract you see.

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