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Spencer Absent As Cowboys Begin Offseason Workouts

OLB Anthony Spencer is hoping to get a long-term contract offer from the team

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Spencer Misses Voluntary Workouts

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Not all that surprisingly, outside linebacker Anthony Spencer was a no-show for the beginning of the Dallas Cowboys’ voluntary offseason workouts on Monday, as he continues trying to get a long-term deal from the team, ESPN Dallas reports.

Spencer, who received the franchise tag from the team last month, changed agents last Friday, sending Harrison Barnes away in favor of Jordan Woy. He is scheduled to earn around $8.8 million in 2012, but he’s made clear that he would prefer the security of a long-term contract.

Whether he’ll get one seems unclear. Spencer has never developed into the sort of pass rusher the team had hoped they were getting when they selected him in the first round of the 2007 draft, out of Purdue. But Dallas’s coaches are quick to point out that Spencer’s worth can hardly be reflected in sack totals.

Spencer still hasn’t signed his franchise offer, meaning that if he does eventually join the team for workouts, he’ll have to come to a financial agreement with the team to safe guard himself and the team against the chance he is injured.

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