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Minor Surgery Could Be Possibility For DE Anthony Spencer


OXNARD, Calif. – Anthony Spencer sat out another practice Monday with a bone bruise on his knee. But his day-to-day status could get worse, especially if surgery is in the future for the defensive end.

Spencer might need a scope on his knee, which would keep him out 2-3 weeks.

After Monday's practice, the Cowboys were still unsure if Spencer would need the procedure. But if so, this would be the ideal time for it.

A minor scope would likely keep Spencer out for the first two preseason games. Then again, the defensive end seemed content with getting his knee ready for the Sept. 8 opener against the Giants as the top priority.

"It's really not a serious thing but we're just being smart about it," Spencer said Monday morning. "The focus is to get ready for the season. We don't want to push it out here. But I don't think it'll be too long."

[embedded_ad] Spencer had a career-high 11 sacks, resulting in his first Pro Bowl.

The Cowboys issued the franchise tag to Spencer for the second straight year this offseason. While the two sides had minimal contract talks for a long-term deal, it seems likely Spencer will now become a free agent next March, unless the Cowboys put the tag on him for a third straight year.

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