Though he will go into Monday night officially listed as questionable, ESPN Dallas is reporting that the Cowboys will be without outside linebacker Anthony Spencer for their week four matchup with the Chicago Bears. Citing an unnamed source familiar with the situation, the report goes against an earlier report, which said that Spencer would be available.
Spencer was limited in practice throughout the week with a strained pectoral, and will be one of three starters on the Cowboys’ defense unavailable for the game, the others being safety Barry Church--who’s out for the year with a ruptured Achilles--and nose tackle Jay Ratliff, who has yet to play this year as he deals with a high ankle sprain.
If Spencer does miss tonight’s game, this will provide a real blow to the Dallas defense. Spencer has 29 tackles on the year already, as well as two sacks, two stuffs and nine quarterback hurries.
If Spencer plays, he will wear a harness across his chest and shoulder.
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