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Spencer Flirting, But Cowboys Need To Lock Him Down

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Spencer Flirting, But Cowboys Need To Lock Him Down

Remember when Josh Hamilton signed with the Los Angeles Angels and his wife made a comment about how the Texas Rangers didn't "want to put a ring on it," so they went somewhere that did.

After two years of being the Dallas Cowboys' franchise player — prohibiting him from going elsewhere on the free market — Anthony Spencer is finally a free agent, but the Cowboys need to keep him at Valley Ranch.

It's not necessarily that Spencer is a transcendent player or anything, but he had a career year in 2012 before playing just one game in 2013 after undergoing microfracture surgery. Add that to the fact the Cowboys just lost DeMarcus Ware to Denver and Jason Hatcher to Washington, and the Cowboys need to work a deal to bring Spencer back.

Spencer reportedly visited the New York Giants over the weekend. At 30 years old, Spencer likely won't be 100 percent when training camp kicks off in July as he's still recovering from the knee surgery, but with Ware and Hatcher gone the Cowboys need some veteran presence on their defensive front. Spencer became a good pass-rusher in 2012 and has always been a solid run-stopper. Pair him with Henry Melton, and the Cowboys can move on from Hatcher and Ware feeling pretty comfortable. But they need a lot more than they have up front currently. And re-signing Spencer would go a long way toward addressing that concern.

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