Anthony Spencer said he’d be ready for the opener.
But so far, there’s no evidence to support that, and more clues that he might have been too optimistic.
According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, Spencer hasn’t practiced since his July 25 knee surgery, and wasn’t on the field Monday when reporters were allowed to watch. Coupled with yesterday’s trade for defensive end Caesar Rayford, and it appears the Cowboys could be bracing for more time without him.
“We’ve just got to see how he does, how he responds to the work,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday. “He’s been working hard to get back. We appreciate that. I know how much desire he has to play. He’s a real pro and he’s doing everything he can to get healthy and be ready to do. So we will see how he does over the next couple of days and make a decision.”
If he does practice in any amount this week, conditioning is still going to be a major question come game day, something that can’t be solved in four days of work.