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Anthony Spencer on return: We’re getting close

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The Cowboys need all the help they can get on the defensive line and defensive end Anthony Spencer says that his rehab from microfracture surgery is progressing well enough that he hopes to provide some soon.

Spencer started camp on the PUP list after missing all but one game last season and has been doing agility work on the side while the rest of his teammates go through practice. Spencer isn’t making any guarantees about being ready for the start of the regular season because he doesn’t want “to push it too much,” but he is feeling like he’ll be capable of doing more in the near future.

“I would think we would soon start working against some other linemen, going through bags, doing individual drills,” Spencer said, via the Dallas Morning News. “We’re getting close.”

Spencer’s return would be very welcome on a Dallas defense that has already lost linebacker Sean Lee for the season and rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence for the next few months. He doesn’t have a lot of experience as a defensive end in the 4-3 system the Cowboys installed last season, which may lead to some growing pains that the Cowboys will gladly accept if it means getting a veteran player back on the field to solidify a reeling defense.

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12 Responses to “Anthony Spencer on return: We’re getting close”
  1. itsnotforme says: Aug 4, 2014 9:07 AM

    In other words, if it doesn’t get any better I will announce my retirement soon.

  2. ddaniels11 says: Aug 4, 2014 9:33 AM

    He played DE in a 4-3 in college at Purdue.

  3. notthetroll says: Aug 4, 2014 9:34 AM

    We’ll see.

  4. 700levelvet says: Aug 4, 2014 10:28 AM

    The. “Most mediocre franchise on sports”…

  5. cueghost says: Aug 4, 2014 10:55 AM

    Something tells me we’ll never see him on Sundays again… I sure hope I’m wrong, but I just have this feeling that he’s done.

  6. cueghost says: Aug 4, 2014 10:57 AM

    Hey, 700level, stop it already. You must have literally posted that same stupid slogan of yours 100 times in the past two months. It’s not that funny. It’s not that clever. It’s played out dude.

  7. 88xfactor says: Aug 4, 2014 11:01 AM

    The most famous franchise in the history of sports. Hey 700levelvet”, guess its safe to say that your team doesn’t have (5) rings. LOL!!!! That hate doesn’t look good on you. Ha! Ha! Ha!

  8. dccowboy says: Aug 4, 2014 11:21 AM

    He has more experience playing 4-3 DE than he does playing 3-4 SOLB. The DE position is a lot easier to play than the 3-4 OLB position. I don’t think he’ll have much trouble with the transition.

  9. cowboys123wk says: Aug 4, 2014 11:27 AM

    cowboys will be back on top!

  10. jlbutler66 says: Aug 4, 2014 1:05 PM

    If he can return to something very close to pre injury form he could be a God sent if he can stay healthy. He would bring a needed blend of experience and ability as well as leadership for a young defense.

  11. howleyesque says: Aug 4, 2014 2:27 PM

    Spence the team needs you man, just don’t pull a RAT liff on us!

  12. hdl62 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:45 PM

    Howleyesque Amen to that…The Boys will be alright stop it HATERS

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