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The Dallas Cowboys are putting the franchise tag on linebacker Anthony Spencer for the second consecutive season.
Spencer's agent, Jordan Woy, wrote in a tweet Monday that the Cowboys and their sack leader from 2012 would work on a long-term contract. Spencer had a career-high 11 sacks last season.
Under the franchise tag in 2013, a player is paid according to a formula based on salaries for the past five years at the position and their percentage of the total salary cap.
With the non-exclusive tag, his team has the right to match any offer sheet, or get two first-round draft picks in return for allowing him to leave. An exclusive tag ties him to his current team at a higher, but as-yet-undetermined price, for one season.
The Cowboys also released safety Gerald Sensabaugh.
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IRVING, Texas The Dallas Cowboys have opted for a second straight year to franchise tag defensive standout Anthony Spencer, 105.3 The Fan learned on Monday, and both sides are now "working together on a long-term deal," agent Jordan Woy tells me.
Part of the work, I'm told, regards Spencer's side wanting to be paid like a defensive end (his position going forward...
The Dallas Cowboys have placed the franchise tag on outside linebacker/defensive end Anthony Spencer for the second straight season, per his agent Jordan Woy.
Dallas Cowboys will franchise tag Anthony Spencer for 2nd year in a row. We will work on long term deal.
— Jordan Woy (@JordanWoy) March 4, 2013
I don’t understand why the Cowboys tagged Spencer. They need the cap room...
According to ProFootballTalk.com, in the Dallas Cowboys official press release for placing the franchise tag on Anthony Spencer, they claim that he’s a linebacker.
Even though Spencer will likely move to defensive end, the Cowboys have to use the franchise tag for linebackers on him since he played linebacker last season. This is per NFL league rules.
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The Dallas Cowboys used their 2013 franchise tag on Anthony Spencer to keep him on the team for at least 2013. It was truly a surprise, but it was exercised to see what he can do in Monte Kiffin’s 4-3 defense.
Spencer has been a 3-4 outside linebacker with the Cowboys for the past six seasons, and they will want to see how he will adjust with his hand in the ground... Read more
In perfect "Dewey defeats Truman" fashion, I spent time yesterday on the idea that the Cowboys were letting Anthony Spencer walk. Instead, the Cowboys pulled another fast one on most of us by deciding at the 11th hour to franchise a guy who needs to stay with this defense moving forward. I am quite happy to have been wrong on this one.
Even for those of us who consider...
For the second straight year the Dallas Cowboys have placed the franchise tag on Anthony Spencer.
For the second straight year the team has stated that they are using the tag as the building block for getting a longterm deal done.
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According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, “indications are” that the Cowboys will most likely decide against using their franchise tag on OLB Anthony Spencer.
Moore adds that the Cowboys are meeting to discuss their options. A source mentioned that “nothing definitive” has been determined regarding Spencer’s future with the team.
The franchise tag would...
Jordan Woy tweets that the Dallas Cowboys will in fact be using their franchise tag OLB Anthony Spencer for second consecutive season.
Woy adds that the two sides are expected to work on a long-term contract extension.
Spencer, 29, tallied a career-high 11 sacks in 14 games last season for the Cowboys.
It’s interesting that the Cowboys are willing to allocate a large amount of...
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Dallas Cowboys plan on keeping linebacker/defensive end Anthony Spencer. By placing the franchise tag on him, they will continue to own his rights, which means they could always trade him away if they wish.
Cowboys intention at the moment is to keep Anthony Spencer but protecting rights creates trade options. But they prefer having him on team...
Your Dallas Cowboys have released safety Gerald Sensabaugh in a salary cap-clearing move. They subsequently slapped the franchise tag on outside linebacker and soon-to-be defensive end Anthony Spencer.
Keeping Spencer, who is coming off a stellar 2012 campaign, may prove to be a good move. But creating a bigger void at the the team’s most chronically troubling position may not...
The Dallas Cowboys continue to clear up salary-cap space, ostensibly in an effort to keep impending free-agent pass rusher Anthony Spencer off the open market.
The Cowboys are so enamoured with Spencer, and do not want to lose him to the highest bidder in free agency that they are sure to franchise tag him again to prevent losing this valuable commodity. If the Cowboys still are...