The Dallas Cowboys and defensive end Anthony Spencer have ended negotiations on a possible contract extension. Spencer has gotten the franchise tag the last couple of seasons and will become a free agent again at the end of this season.
Spencer had his first double digit sack season last year, finishing up with 11. He also finished with 95 tackles, becoming the only player in the league last season with 10+ sacks and 90+ tackles.
The Cowboys are switching their defense from a 4-3 to a 4-3 this season. It will be interesting to see how Spencer will do in the new system since he will be asked to do different things. That may be a reason why the Cowboys wanted to stop negotiations. They need to see how he will adjust to the new defense.
Spencer will be a hot free agent again next offseason. He will be a good edge rusher for some team to throw dough at. He can get after the quarterback and is good against the run. He should get another nice payday next season and finally have a contract that lasts longer than a year.