Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer recorded three tackles and a quarterback hurry in his first game in over a calendar year on Sunday night and, not surprisingly, said afterward that it felt good to be back on the field.
"It feels good. It's what I've been waiting for, I've been working toward this for the last year or so,” Spencer said, per ESPN Dallas. “It's all the hard work paying off and now I got to start working hard on being a football player again."
Before Sunday night, Spencer hadn’t played since Week 2 of the 2013 season, his only game action last year. He recorded two tackles before leaving that loss to the Chiefs, and underwent microfracture surgery on his knee shortly thereafter.
"Every game you have some kind of nerves but you still go out there and play," Spencer said. "I wasn't afraid, I knew my knee was going to hold up and I knew the things I've been doing have been working. I feel confident in how the surgery went and how it feels. I don't feel worried about that."
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