Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/10/14

DENVER - OCTOBER 04: Anthony Spencer #93 of the Dallas Cowboys rushes against the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Cowboys 17-10. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
IRVING, Texas The Dallas Cowboys have hit what a source terms a "downturn'' in contract negotiations with franchise-tagged defensive end Anthony Spencer, the problem being the club believes recent NFL deals have shoved the market value of comparable players down to the 5-million-a-year range. The Spencer camp wants the recent five-year, 66-million extension given Packers linebacker Clay Matthews to be part of the conversation. Or, at least, the 8-million-year deal Cleveland gave pass-rushing linebacker Paul Kruger to lure him from Baltimore. But three other NFL contracts hang like a dark cloud over Spencer's wishes of receiving a long-term deal in Dallas before July 15, the deadline to re-up him or else the one-time Pro Bowler will play out the season at the tag number of 10.6 million. The three contracts the Cowboys are using as leverage: Cliff Avril's deal to move him to Seattle at 7.5 million a year but only for two seasons, so the total is only 13 millio...
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  • Clay Matthews? Oh, pleease. Spencer has been listening to too much of Jerry's over the top b.s.
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