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Cowboys Put Spencer on IR

Anthony Spencer's roster spot will be filled by former Lions practice squad corner, Chris Greenwood

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Cowboys Put Spencer on IR

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After coming to the unfortunate realization that Anthony Spencer would require a second surgery on his knee--a season-ending procedure to repair a microfracture--the Cowboys placed Spencer on the injured reserve on Wednesday and signed cornerback Chris Greenwood to replace him on the roster, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Dallas plucked Greenwood off the Detroit Lions practice squad, meaning he will remain on the active roster for at least three weeks as stipulated by league rules, before he’ll be eligible to be sent to the practice squad. Greenwood was a fifth round pick by Detroit in 2012 and was among the team’s final cuts in camp.

On a more direct, on-field level, Spencer will be replaced by George Selvie, which is nothing new. Selvie, who came over from Jacksonville this offseason, has been starting at Spencer’s old position all season, and has put up seven tackles, a pair of sacks and a fumble recovery.

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