Anthony Spencer does not know if he will be ready for the regular-season opener against the San Francisco 49ers, but he knows his surgically repaired left knee is feeling a lot better.

“The way it’s feeling right now, I feel like we could be in a good place around Week 1,” Spencer said. “I’m hoping for it.”

Spencer had microfracture surgery on his left knee last fall after playing in just one game in 2013. Spencer only started sprinting in June and last week added resistance training. He said the next step is to add jumping and cutting.

The Cowboys placed Spencer on the active/physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp to keep the option of putting him on reserve/PUP open. If he is placed on reserve/PUP, then he would miss the first six games. The club could have a decision to make at the final cut down day on Aug. 30 if they project Spencer to be ready for the third or fourth game of the regular season.