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Jerry: McClain, Spencer Could Return Next Week

Anthony Spencer hasn't played since Week 2 of the 2013 season



    Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is hopeful that defensive end Anthony Spencer can return to some degree of game action next week against the New Orleans Saints, after sitting out for a full calendar year as he recovered from microfracture surgery on his knee.

    Jones added that there’s a chance Rolando McClain could return as well, after missing the win over the Rams with a groin injury.

    "Hopefully Spencer might get some snaps next week, hopefully No. 55 gets some snaps next week," Jones said. "So we're looking to that, and we're starting to potentially really get some players that can also improve, apart from the fact that these guys are getting this kind of play time, getting this kind of experience."

    When announcing that McClain was doubtful, Jones declared that the middle linebacker’s absence would be felt, and he was right. Dallas gave up 448 yards to the Rams. 327 of those came from rookie quarterback Austin Davis.

    Ultimately though, it was a pair of interceptions thrown by Davis that sealed the comeback victory for Dallas.

    "Defensively, we know that they had us reeling a lot of the day,” Jones said, “but we came in there and made a couple plays at key times.”

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