Originally written on CowboysBlog.Net  |  Last updated 3/7/13
Raise your hand if you rolled your eyes when the Cowboys slapped the franchise tag on Anthony Spencer. After reading comments and a few articles on this move, it looks like Cowboy Nation is 50/50 with it, maybe less. Let’s be frank about this, why would we franchise an average player who had one good season (contract year) and has admittedly taken plays off in previous seasons and games? This move will only end in one of two ways: strategy or stupidity. Unfortunately, Jerry Jones‘ history would dictate Spencer will get an over-rewarded long term deal which will bite us in the ass in a year or two from now. Spencer has not shown he can be the every game, reliable, defensive beast we need for the 4-3. He didn’t show it in the 3-4, for all intents and purposes Spencer has been a 1st round bust, slightly above Marcus Spears, a certified bust. The draft is deep with defensive line players, where you can land a solid player in the 1st  or 2nd round this year easily. So why tag Spencer? St...
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2 Comments:
  • this is exactly what happens when a football team's personnel moves are made by a wildcat oilman. None of this would even be a question if jones knew how (and who) to draft. they should be able to plug the next player in, at a much reduced rate, and move right into next season. instead, jj has to overpay for one good year and further bootstrap this team. what a joke he is. if he cared for this team as much as he says he does, he would set aside that huge ego and let someone else, with football knowledge, rebuild things.
  • The key points on not keeping Spencer are he has taken plays off and suprise, he has a good year when he becomes a free agent. Players like Ware would never take a play off and play hard no matter the year he is in. Jerry should have taken the money he is spending on Spencer and go after postion player in the draft.
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