Originally written on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com writes that the team could schedule a meeting with Anthony Spencer‘s agent some time during the scouting combine in the hope of starting some early dialogue regarding a possible contract extension. Eatman admits that it’s unlikely that the Cowboys will consider using their franchise tag on Spencer for the second straight year given that it would come with a 20 percent increase on top of the $8.8 million tag figure. Dallas has some major cap issues to address. Previous reports have indicated that they’re currently sitting $20 million above the projected salary cap. If Spencer is indeed a part of their long-term plans, they will not only have to free up some much needed cap room, but they may have to structure his deal so that his 2013 cap figure is much lower than the remaining years. All things considered, it’s more likely that Spencer will test the market come March. He should find plenty of interest, considering that he’s coming off of a season that included 106 tackles, 11 sacks, and two forced fumbles. Spencer joins Paul Kruger as the best available rush linebackers in this year’s free agent class. We have Spencer listed as the No. 13 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list The post Cowboys Could Have OLB Anthony Spencer In Their Long-Term Plans appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Robert Griffin III benched by Redskins for McCoy

Dice-K Matsuzaka headed back to Japan

Lovie Smith: 2-9 Bucs are still in playoff contention

UCLA QB Brett Hundley likely to enter NFL draft

Bills will return to Ralph Wilson Stadium for Sunday's game

Miller to Oregon transfer rumor originates on Reddit

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Valencia FC ditches bat logo amidst DC Comics challenge

Paul Pierce: Celtics' Big Three was like 'Holy Trinity'

Cubs reportedly offer Jon Lester more than $135 million

Colin Kaepernick: Jim Harbaugh will be back in 2015

Jeremy Maclin not happy with Riley Cooper’s contract remark

Broncos reportedly waive kicker McManus, sign Connor Barth

Alabama DL trolls Auburn with Instagram photo

Derrick Rose leaves game with hamstring tightness

Rockies pitcher takes shot at former Astros pitcher

WATCH: Paul Pierce signs autograph during game

Jeremy Hill asks great question about alma mater LSU

NBA rookie rankings after 1st month of 2014-15 season

Statistic about Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler very revealing

Aaron Rodgers blasts those who accused him of trolling Vikings

The century's 10 most one-sided college football rivalries

WATCH: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of NBA's first month

Sherman mocks NFL media policies in press conference

Why Packers' offense continues to evolve despite success

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

10 most one-sided college football rivalries

Pierce: C's Big Three like 'Holy Trinity'

Maclin unhappy with Cooper comments

Post-Week 13 CFB Playoff projection

What has Masai Ujiri built in Toronto?

How L.A. should replace Hanley

Lester, Red Sox still talking contract

Why each NFL team should be thankful

Could Kentucky beat the 76ers?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.