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.