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Anthony Spencer

Anthony Spencer - #93 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 250 lbs.
Birthday 01/23/1984
Birthplace Fort Wayne, IN
College Purdue
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 1st round, 26th pick by Cowboys

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
95 2 0

Cowboys tag Spencer, release Sensabaugh

Posted March 04, 2013 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
The Cowboys placed the franchise tag on OLB Anthony Spencer and released S Gerald Sensabaugh on Monday.

Kiffin bringing the 4-3 'under' to Dallas

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 10:25 p.m. ET
There will be some personnel and assignment changes on defense with the switch from Rob Ryan to Monte Kiffin as coordinator.

Cowboys OLB Spencer hopes to avoid tag again

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 9:24 p.m. ET
Cowboys OLB Anthony Spencer is having a great season, but will the team be able to re-sign him in the offseason?

Bears RB Forte active for Monday night

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
As expected, Bears RB Matt Forté will return to action on Monday night. Forté has not played since injuring his knee against the Packers in Week Two.

Spencer signs franchise tender with Cowboys

Posted April 23, 2012 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
Cowboys OLB Anthony Spencer signed his franchise-tag tender on Monday, guaranteeing his $8.856 million salary for the 2012 season.

Cowboys use franchise tag on OLB Spencer

Posted March 05, 2012 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
Cowboys OLB Anthony Spencer has been given the franchise tag by the team.

Free-agent scouting report: Cowboys OLB Anthony Spencer

Posted March 04, 2012 @ 9:56 a.m. ET
Cowboys OLB Anthony Spencer is in the prime of his career and should attract attention from the increasing number of teams running 3-4 defenses in the NFL.

Futures of Newman, James up in air

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
The Cowboys are likely to undergo changes in the offseason on defense, with CB Terence Newman and ILB Bradie James possible casualties.

Cowboys' Ryan helping turn Spencer around

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Cowboys OLB Anthony Spencer's effort and performance have been far better this season compared to last.

Cowboys' Spencer struggled due to lack of 'focus'

Posted Feb. 07, 2011 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
The drop-off in play by Dallas OLB Anthony Spencer in 2010 was mostly the result of a lack of focus, teammate DeMarcus Ware told PFW, according to NFC Whispers.

Spencer, Middleton fined for QB hits

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Cowboys LB Anthony Spencer and Jaguars DB Will Middleton were fined this week for hits to quarterbacks during last Sunday's games.

Spencer: Cowboys not far away defensively

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 9:24 p.m. ET
The Cowboys' defense was playing at an exceptionally high level late last season prior to the playoff loss to the Vikings, and OLB Anthony Spencer told PFW he thinks the team can follow a similar path this time around.

Vikings-Cowboys matchup: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Cowboys-Vikings game.

Insider: Why did Seahawks hire Carroll?

Posted Jan. 16, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
In hiring Pete Carroll, the Seahawks were looking to change the style of their head coach, one NFL insider says in this week's "Audibles," but he wonders why they pursued a coach whose image appeared to be taking a ...

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Posted March 12, 2013
Spencer has signed a $10.6 million one-year tender, securing his return to the Cowboys while he seeks a long-term deal.||||||| Cowboys put the franchise tag on Spencer for the second straight year, guaranteeing him a raise from the $8.8 million he made as the team's leading tackler in 2012. Spencer is moving to defensive end with Dallas' switch to the 4-3 defense. The 29-year-old Spencer was the biggest question for Dallas in free agency, which opened Tuesday. The six-year pro, who had a career-best 11 sacks last season, was set to become an unrestricted free agent.
Posted March 04, 2013
The Dallas Cowboys are putting the franchise tag on Spencer for the second consecutive season.||||||| Spencer's agent, Jordan Woy, wrote in a tweet Monday that the Cowboys and their sack leader from 2012 would work on a long-term contract. Spencer had a career-high 11 sacks last season.
Posted Jan. 18, 2013
Spencer will play in his first Pro Bowl, replacing the injured Clay Matthews of Green Bay.||||||| Fellow Cowboys Jason Witten and DeMarcus Ware were also picked for the NFL's all-star showcase that will be played in Honolulu on Jan. 27, a week before the Super Bowl.
Posted Oct. 01, 2012
The Dallas Cowboys have placed Spencer on the inactive list for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens.||||||| Spencer is dealing with a strained pectoral.
Posted April 23, 2012
Spencer has signed the contract tender that goes with the franchise tag by the Dallas Cowboys.||||||| Spencer is guaranteed to make about $8.8 million next season under the one-year deal announced Monday. A first-round pick out of Purdue in 2007, Spencer has 21.5 sacks in 76 career games, including 53 starts. He has started all but one game the past three seasons

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