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Dallas Will Look to Hit the Ground Running in Talks with Spencer

Anthony Spencer had a career year in 2012 while playing under the franchise tag



    Based purely on what we’re hearing out of the Cowboys and out of Anthony Spencer’s camp, the two sides would like to see their relationship continue into the 2013 season and beyond.

    Spencer’s agent Jordan Woy said last month that remaining in Dallas would be his client’s first choice, that he would be fine moving from outside linebacker in a 3-4 to defensive end in a 4-3 and that “there’s a good chance” that a deal between the parties will get done.

    Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, for his part, made it abundantly clear this week that Dallas wants Spencer back in the fold moving forward.

    We’re always in the business of keeping great football players,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “And he is one of those.”

    Of course, it’s not that simple--Woy and Spencer and the Cowboys haven’t even started negotiations in earnest yet. Jones knows this, but he remains confident that once the two sides sit down, they’ll hit the ground running.

    “Unfortunately you’ve got to make difficult decisions,” Jones said. “What that will entail we don’t know quite yet. We’ll be moving forward in a quick way. But obviously Anthony Spencer represents everything we want to be about. He plays hard. His leadership is tremendous. And then on top of that, he’s a great football player.”

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