Fresh off a career year and his first ever Pro Bowl appearance, outside linebacker Anthony Spencer is just a month and change away from becoming a free agent. Spencer’s agent, Jordan Woy, said this week that his client would very much like to return to the team that drafted him.
Woy has said in the past that Spencer’s enthusiasm hasn’t been dampened any by the fact that he would move from linebacker to defensive end in Monte Kiffin’s 4-3 defensive alignment, because Spencer played that position throughout his college career at Purdue.
“He told me, ‘I feel like I can play that position. I feel like I can do a great job at it,’” Woy said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I talked about it with him. He’d love to stay in Dallas but ultimately it is a business and sometimes that works out and sometimes that doesn’t. He’s prepared for whatever the situation it is. But if he had his first choice it would be to stay in Dallas.”
Last season, playing under the franchise tag, Spencer posted 95 tackles, two forced fumbles and 11 career sacks.
“Now it’s obviously a matter if the [Cowboys] …feel like he’s a great fit,” Woy said. “And if they do we’re really hopeful we’ll be able work a deal out and have him stay there. If that’s not where ultimately their heads are at and what they think, then we’ll have to go out in the marketplace.”
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