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Cowboys, Spencer Won't Pursue Talks

The two sides had until July 15 to come together on a long-term deal

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    The Dallas Cowboys and the camp representing defensive end Anthony Spencer have decided not to pursue long-term contract talks any further this offseason, meaning that Spencer will play under the franchise tag for the second consecutive season.

    Spencer’s agent, Jordan Woy, maintains that the talks didn’t break down, per se, but that both sides ultimately they were happy with the one-year tender, which will pay Spencer $10.6 million.

    Both sides are happy with the one year deal,” Woy said this week, per Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “We tried hard but could not work a deal out. We have a very positive relationship with [the Cowboys]. The Cowboys and Anthony are both happy and Anthony will play to the best of his ability again this season.”

    For his part, Spencer has made it clear that he doesn’t mind playing under the franchise tag.

    “I’m just here to play,” Spencer said back in May. “I’m just going to keep playing with whatever contract I have. I really don’t try to worry about the things I can’t handle, and it’s been paying off for me, so I’m going to keep doing it.”

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