Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer has now played in three consecutive games after missing over a calendar year, and he’s starting to look like his old self again.
After undergoing microfracture knee last October, it was a long road back for Spencer. But the Cowboys have increased his workload in each week since he returned on September 28 in the win over the Saints. On Sunday against the Seahawks, he had three tackles, one for a loss, and the coaches credited him with three quarterback pressures as well.
According to coaches, it was just a matter of time before Spencer got re-acclimated to live action after such a long layoff.
“He really got some spring,” defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said of Spencer, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “What happens is your legs kind of die because he hadn’t done anything. You got training camp legs. Then I think each week he’s going to get better and better. But I felt good about him.”
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