Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer still doesn’t have a timetable for his return, but he is running on the field at Valley Ranch again, seemingly a major stride--pun intended--in his recovery from microfracture knee surgery.
“I almost shed a tear when I was out there running,” Spencer told the team’s official website on Monday.
Aside from there not being a concrete target for his return, Spencer sounded fairly optimistic about his recovery while talking to reporters at OTAs this week.
“Still no timetable, really. It’s feeling really good, though,” Spencer said. “I’m able to do a little bit more weight and moving on the field a little bit more. It’s coming along slowly.”
The last time Spencer was healthy for any extended period of time, in 2012, he led the team in tackles with 95, recorded 11 sacks and went to his first career Pro Bowl. It’s been a long year for Spencer since then, and he’s still a long way away from being back. But he’s confident that he’s going about his return in the right way.
“Listening to my body--knowing the things that got me to where I am, and doing those things over and over. It’s just a daily grind,” he said. “The coaches help a lot, the players that have been around here. Really, it’s like riding a bike. You don’t lose that grind aspect of it when you get into it.”
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