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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 20: Linebacker Anthony Spencer #93 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Outside linebacker Anthony Spencer had one of his best games of the season Sunday in Philadelphia. He forced a fumble, recorded a half sack and added four tackles in the Cowboys' 38-23 victory over the Eagles. Even the harshest of critics had to be satisfied with that production. Aside from missing two games with a strained pectoral muscle, Spencer has started seven games and is on pace to have a career year. He is second on the team in sacks (3.5), second in quarterback pressures (15) and fifth in tackles (41). Spencer has been a solid starter since the Cowboys selected him in the first round of the 2007 draft. Over the previous three seasons, he has 196 tackles, 17 sacks and eight forced fumbles. But he hasn't been a star. "Frankly, he has played (well) but he just didn't have the wow factor because expectations were so high," Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan KRLD-FM. Jones said because Spencer was lining up alongside outstanding pas...
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