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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 — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) March 4, 2013 It sounds like the Cowboys would like to give Spencer an extension, but if both sides can’t come to an agreement they may end up dealing him away.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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