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Anthony Spencer May Start Season on PUP List

Spencer signed an incentives-loaded one-year deal with Dallas back in April



    Usually a decidedly optimistic organization, the Dallas Cowboys are being realistic where defensive end Anthony Spencer is concerned.

    Spencer is coming off microfracture surgery on his knee and, according to Cowboys’ executive vice president Stephen Jones, there’s a good chance he could begin the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

    We’re eyes wide open on this,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I won’t be totally surprised if he starts the season on PUP. Anthony thinks he might be back. I hope he does. We came into this knowing that he could be a PUP guy.”

    Spencer has said there’s some “possibility” he’ll return in time to participate in some training camp workouts, but Dallas is concerned enough about his health that they loaded his new, one-year deal--signed last month--with performance-based incentives. That is, Spencer can make up to $3.5 million in 2014, but if he stays hurt throughout the season, that figure comes down to under $500,000.

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