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Cowboys Expect Spencer to Start Season on Roster

Spencer is hoping to return from microfracture surgery in time for the opener against the 49ers

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    The Dallas Cowboys expect defensive end Anthony Spencer to come off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list before the regular season opens, owner and general manager Jerry Jones said this week.

    He’s getting there at a faster pace than we thought,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan, via ESPN Dallas. “We’re hoping that when we get to our 53-man cutdown that we’ll be dealing with that problem. The problem is, do we keep him on the roster because he’s going to be ready to go in a game, or do we PUP him, which would mean we couldn’t use him for six games?

    “It’s looking like we’ll keep him on the roster.”

    Spencer is still recovering from microfracture surgery in October, this after playing in all of one game in 2013 and recording two tackles. As Jones alluded, if he was on the PUP list to open the season, Spencer would be ineligible to return in the first six weeks of the season.

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