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The Cowboys tried to work out a long-term deal with outside linebacker Anthony Spencer the last few weeks but couldn’t complete one, so instead of allowing him to hit the open market, the Cowboys placed the franchise tag on him. Spencer will get a projected $8.8 million in base salary for the 2012 season, barring a sudden change in the franchise tag. The Cowboys will continue to negotiate with Spencer on a longterm deal. Jason Garret was pleased by the move. “You compare him to guys around the league who play his position, he’s among the better outside linebackers in a 3-4 defense. We’re excited to have him back and be a part of what our defense is going to be.” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the bounty program that has been exposed in New Orleans isn’t an issue here. “It’s never really been an issue for our team,” Garrett said. “That’s not something we have done. Garrett said he doesn’t recall a bounty system with any team he’s been associated with as a player or coach. But
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