Dallas Cowboys edge rusher Anthony Spencer underwent microfracture surgery in the regular season after just one regular season game, so he’s unlikely to get much more than a one-year, prove-it kind of deal in order to see how far he has come following the injury. The Cowboys should still be interested in re-signing the talented pass rusher, but I have a feeling he will head elsewhere after being franchised for back-to-back years when he was healthy.
ESPN Dallas’s Calvin Watkins reports that “nearly 7″ teams have interest in Spencer, and the “nearly” part of it is definitely interesting to see. This number could be agent-driven, but it’s clear that Spencer has significant enough interest. It’s going to be interesting to see how much money he gets and if anyone will give him more than a one-year deal.
In 2012, the 30-year-old recorded 95 tackles and 11 sacks, and he fits better as a 3-4 outside linebacker, unless if his explosiveness was cut down significantly enough by the injury. Microfracture recoveries are always tricky, but there’s plenty of hope that Spencer can continue to be a force against quarterbacks and offensive tackles going forward. If seven teams are indeed interested in his services, then Spencer is a name to keep an eye on.