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Spencer Not Thinking About Contract

Anthony Spencer is set to play 2013 under the franchise tag for the second straight year



    With the end of May looming and the Dallas Cowboys opening up their second week of organized team activities, defensive end Anthony Spencer is still waiting on a new deal and set to play the 2013 under the franchise tag for the second time in as many years. But Spencer says he’s not exactly preoccupied by the contract talks, or lack thereof.

    I’m really not worried about it,” Spencer said, per ESPN Dallas. “I come here, work and go home and relax. If it gets done, it gets done. It’s the same attitude I had last year and it ended up working out for me.”

    Indeed, it did. Spencer recorded 11 sacks, the first double-digit total of his career, and was rewarded with his first ever trip to the Pro Bowl. The two sides have until June 15 to get a long-term deal done, but even if they don’t, Spencer wallet will be just fine. His franchise tender for 2013 guarantees him $10.6 million.

    “The way I saw it,” Spencer said of the deal, “Defensive ends and outside linebackers pretty much most of them got what I got for the first two years that I’ve been franchise tagged. It worked out.”

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