Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/18/14
One of the key components to the Cowboys' defense in 2013 has yet to see the field, practice or otherwise. Yet Anthony Spencer vowed to be ready to play in the season opener on Sept. 8. The defensive end told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he's working to get back to action after having surgery on his knee July 25. The problem is, he can't even run yet. "The more strength I build up, the more stuff I'm able to do in the weight room, it's making me be able to walk a little stronger and feel less pain each day," Spencer said. "So it's getting better." Spencer is one of the reasons the Cowboys think they can be successful in switching to a 4-3 defense this season. Yet we may not really know how Spencer takes to the transition from being an outside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment until the opening game against the Giants. Spencer knows his time off the practice field is working against him. "I like being out there," Spencer said. "You can only get better by being out there. I'm actuall...
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