It’s just a matter of time until Cowboys outside linebacker / defensive end Anthony Spencer officially comes back into the fold.
According to ESPN Dallas, Spencer will sign his franchise tender in the next couple days, marking the second time in as many years that the veteran Purdue product will play under the tag. Spencer will earn a base salary of $10.6 million next year, his seventh season in the league.
Spencer’s agent, Jordan Woy, is still hopeful that the two sides can come together on a long-term deal before the deadline passes on July 15, and hopes with the franchise tender signed, talks toward this end can begin in earnest.
"We've got a little time,” Woy told ESPN Dallas, “But I told them I'd like to start moving forward on this and hopefully maybe as soon as next week we can have some serious talks toward it.”
Spencer earned his first ever Pro Bowl nod in 2012 after recording a career-high 11 sacks. Under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin’s 4-3 system in 2013, Spencer will move to defensive end, the position he played in college.
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