Spencer ready to put his hand down to stay with Cowboys
Cowboys outside linebacker Anthony Spencer will play in his first Pro Bowl tomorrow, though he hopes there are more. Pro Bowls, and years with the Cowboys.
After playing this year under the franchise tag, Spencer’s agent said he hopes to stay with Dallas this offseason.
His agent, Jordan Woy, told Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News that Spencer was ready to make the conversion to 4-3 defensive end, which he played in college at Purdue. The Cowboys are shifting away from their 3-4 under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.
“He told me, ‘I feel like I can play that position. I feel like I can do a great job at it,’” Woy said. “I talked about it with him. He’d love to stay in Dallas but ultimately it is a business and sometimes that works out and sometimes that doesn’t.
“He’s prepared for whatever the situation it is. But if he had his first choice it would be to stay in Dallas.”
Spencer led the Cowboys in tackles last year, and had a career-high 11 sacks. But that might not be enough to keep him in place.
“Now it’s obviously a matter if the [Cowboys], . . . feel like he’s a great fit,” Woy said. “And if they do we’re really hopeful we’ll be able work a deal out and have him stay there. If that’s not where ultimately their heads are at and what they think, then we’ll have to go out in the marketplace.”
And if that’s where he ends up, his play this season has put him in good position to market himself.