Defensive end Anthony Spencer stays with Cowboys on one-year deal

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Dallas, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Defensive end Anthony Spencer will remain with the Dallas Cowboys after signing a one-year deal with the squad.

This is the third straight one-year deal Spencer has had with the Cowboys. He made nearly $20 million in 2011 and 2012 as the team’s franchise player.

Spencer, the Cowboys’ first-round pick in 2007, played in only one game last year because of a knee injury that required microfracture surgery.

He is hoping to be healthy by the time training camp begins in late July. The Cowboys’ offseason program began last Monday. Spencer has been rehabbing at the team’s Valley Ranch facility.

However, the Cowboys are uncertain whether Spencer will be available for the beginning of training camp.

Before signing with the Cowboys, Spencer visited with the Washington Redskins and New York Giants.

Spencer had two tackles and two quarterback pressures in 34 snaps against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2 last season. In 2012, Spencer had a career-high 11 sacks and was named to the Pro Bowl.

The Cowboys believed Spencer would be able to make the switch to defensive end without any problem when they moved to the 4-3 scheme.

He is the fourth defensive linemen the Cowboys have signed this offseason, joining Henry Melton, Jeremy Mincey and Terrell McClain.

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