The Dallas Cowboys went ahead and placed the franchise tag on Anthony Spencer this week, the second time they’ve done so in as many years. It’s generally thought that Dallas wants to work out a long-term deal with the outside linebacker and, under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, soon-to-be defensive end.
Then there’s also a chance that he could be traded, but according to an ESPN Dallas report, the team has had no discussions with Spencer’s agent Jordan Woy about potentially dealing the veteran Purdue product.
Spencer certainly made his case for a long-term deal in 2012. He posted a career-high 11 sacks and earned a Pro Bowl nod in what was above and beyond his best season to date. Under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, Spencer will return to defensive end, where he played throughout college.
Woy has said that the transition could actually benefit his client.
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