Anthony Spencer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Saints sign LB Anthony Spencer

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints have signed former Dallas Cowboys linebacker/defensive end Anthony Spencer to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday. Spencer, 31, has spent all eight seasons of his NFL career in Dallas. He was selected in the first round (26th overall) out of Purdue in..." April 10

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    Jon Machota @jonmachota

    Jerry Jones: Dallas Cowboys could have as many as 5 defensive linemen that won't play Week 1 but could still be on their 53-man roster

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    Jordan Woy @JordanWoy

    Happy to announce that Anthony Spencer has resigned with the Dallas Cowboys on a one year deal.

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    Todd Archer @toddarcher

    Anthony Spencer having microfracture surgery today. Using stem cells to help promote cartilage growth. Hope is he's 100%by Jan-Feb

  • Spencer to IR, Cowboys add corner

    ESPN Dallas "Anthony Spencer's season officially came to a close Wednesday when the Dallas Cowboys decided to place the defensive end on injured reserve. To replace Spencer on the 53-man roster the Cowboys signed cornerback Chris Greenwood off Detroit’s practice squad. Greenwood visited Valley Ranch..." September 25

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    Jordan Woy @JordanWoy

    Cowboys' Anthony Spencer will have season ending surgery. Dr says he will be 100% by Jan or Feb.

  • Cowboys DE Spencer’s season to end with knee surgery

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The wait for Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer to return from preseason knee surgery is over. He is out for the remainder of the season. Owner Jerry Jones announced Tuesday on his radio show that Spencer needs season-ending and potentially career-threatening microfracture surgery on..." September 25

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    Nick Eatman @nickeatman

    Jerry Jones says Anthony Spencer could be out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

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    Brandon George @DMN_George

    Cowboys WR Dez Bryant not practicing today with sore back. DE Anthony Spencer was on a stationary bike in the weight room.

  • Spencer reveals info about his knee surgery

    ESPN "When Anthony Spencer underwent left knee surgery July 25 there was a thought he would miss two to four weeks with a goal of playing in one preseason game and at least participating in the regular-season opener against the New York Giants. It didn't happen. Spencer made his debut last week..." September 18

  • Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer is active for week 2

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer is active for today's game. He will see his first action of the season though it probably will be in pass-rush situations. Spencer had left knee surgery July 25 and returned to practice this week with limited practices Wednesday and Friday. " September 15

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    Clarence Hill @clarencehilljr

    Anthony spencer has returned to practice for first time since July 25

  • Anthony Spencer doubtful vs. Giants

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the New York Giants with a knee injury but Spencer is thinking more about the big picture than the first game of the season. "I've got to listen to my body and right now it's saying 'I'm not ready' but..." September 06

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    Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

    Anthony Spencer had some swelling in his knee earlier this week which prevented him from practicing today. Hopes to play.

  • Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer cleared to run, 'more hopeful’ for opener

    Dallas Morning News "Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer has been cleared to start running and because of that Spencer says he’s “more hopeful” he’ll be ready for the season opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 8. Spencer had left knee surgery on July 25 and hasn’t practiced since. On Monday the..." August 26

  • Cowboys’ Spencer ‘Bone Bruise’ Could Lead To Serious Injury

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "Anthony Spencer’s “mild’’ knee injury has been diagnosed as a “bone bruise,’’ and the Pro Bowl defensive end has sat out the first two days of Dallas Cowboys training camp. If it seems like the Cowboys are being unusually cautious here, they are – and one of the reasons should be named “Kevin..." July 23

  • Cowboys LE Spencer to undergo knee surgery

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer will undergo surgery on his left knee later in the week, according to a source. Spencer aggravated a bone bruise during the conditioning run on Saturday and was unable to finish Sunday's practice. He had an MRI that confirmed the bone bruise. On..." July 23

  • Spencer says bone bruise is a concern

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Defensive end Anthony Spencer said the bone bruise that is keeping him out of practice happened during the conditioning test, is the same kind of thing that sidelined him in the OTAs, and that it’s a concern. “It’s concerning to me. It’s bothering me right now,” he said. “I really don’t know..." July 22

  • Report: Cowboys/Spencer end long-term talks

    ESPN Dallas "Contract talks between the Dallas Cowboys and defensive end Anthony Spencer have ended, according to a source. Spencer, who was franchised at $10.6 million, has until July 15 to work a deal with the Cowboys. If not, he will become a free agent when the season ends. But with these latest..." June 25

  • Spencer hopes to finish his career with the Cowboys by signing a long-term deal

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Defensive end Anthony Spencer believes he did enough last season to warrant a long-term deal. But if it doesn’t get done, he will do what he did last year. “I’m really not worried about it,” Spencer said. “I come here; I work, and then I go home and relax. If it gets done, it gets done. I have..." May 29

  • Cowboys DE/LB Anthony Spencer signs franchise tender

    Dallas Morning News "Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer signed a $10.63 million tender Tuesday after being slapped with the franchise tag last week By doing so, Spencer protects himself from having the offer rescinded at a later date and becoming an unrestricted free agent. Spencer, who played linebacker last..." March 12

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    David Moore @

    Cowboys Anthony Spencer has signed franchise tender. The DE/LB will count $10.63 million against cap while sides work toward long term deal

  • Cowboys take care of business: DE Anthony Spencer will sign franchise tag and S Danny McCray receives tender offer

    Dallas Morning News "A couple of procedural matters fell into place before Cowboys officials left the office Friday afternoon. The club placed a tender on Danny McCray. The $1.323 million tag gives the club the right to match any offer the safety may receive in free agency, although it is expected he will return." March 09

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    Ian Rapoport @

    Cowboys would be happy if Anthony Spencer was with them in '13. BUT they are open to trading him in thin pass-rush market

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    Jordan Woy @

    Dallas Cowboys will franchise tag Anthony Spencer for 2nd year in a row. We will work on long term deal.

  • Cowboys Free Agents 2013: Anthony Spencer Return Unlikely?

    Blogging The Boys "Anthony Spencer sure picked a good time to have a career year. Heading into free agency for 2013, he set himself up for a nice payday. The problem for the Cowboys, and the fanbase, is that payday could happen courtesy of another team. Jerry Jones spoke at length about the team's offseason..." February 25

  • Contract figure he has in mind for Anthony Spencer ‘is much less than he is going to take’

    Dallas Morning News "Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said there is a “reasonable” way for the team to retain free agent linebacker Anthony Spencer and prevent him from exploring the open market. But Jones also explained “you can’t have it all.” “We are going to have to pick our spots to spend this money,” he..." February 24

  • Anthony Spencer Would Improve Patriots’ Pass Rush, But Other Defensive Needs Must Take Precedent

    NESN "Bill Belichick finally addressed the Patriots’ glaring pass rush deficiency in last year’s draft with the selection of defensive end Chandler Jones and linebacker Dont’a Hightower in the first round. Jones (six sacks) and Hightower (four) helped add some pressure off the edge, along with the..." February 22

  • Cowboys to meet with Anthony Spencer’s agent in Indianapolis

    Dallas Morning News "On Tuesday, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said that he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of the team slapping the franchise tag on one of it impending free agents. The only player who would be worthy of that designation is Anthony Spencer, the outside linebacker who played under..." February 21

  • The Curious Case Of The Cowboys Anthony Spencer

    Blogging The Boys "Anyone here heard of this Anthony Spencer guy? No? OK, well let's just say that he might be a widely discussed topic around this Cowboys kingdom. There are opinions left and right over what Anthony Spencer means to the team; everyone is entitled to interpret the facets of his career in their own..." February 19