Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer is getting closer to returning to the lineup and will participate in some football activities this week in practice, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
“In some form, he’ll do some football,” Garrett told the team’s website. “But he’s really worked hard, he looks good. But again, we have to be mindful about where he came from and just take it day by day and see how he handles the work.”
Exactly a year ago yesterday, Spencer played in his first and last game of the 2013 season, recording two tackles in a 17-16 loss to the Chiefs. Dallas shut him down after that game and he underwent microfracture surgery on his knee.
Since Dallas opted against placing him on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, Spencer is eligible to return as soon as he’s ready.
“We’ll start slowly, (he’ll) certainly be on the side, maybe a little bit of individual work and see how he responds to the work and see if we can progress from day to day,” Garrett said.
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