Friday the Dallas Cowboys signed defensive back Sterling Moore from the New England Patriots practice squad to help fill a need in a secondary depleted by injury. Moore will likely see some game time Sunday night versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Moore will need to get quickly acclimated to defensive coordinator, Rob Ryan’s defensive style and outside linebacker Anthony Spencer’s calling of the defense. Spencer recently took over calling of the defense out on the field when second year player Bruce Carter went down with a dislocated shoulder. Calling the plays has went well for Spencer who has been playing at an all-pro level over the last month of the season. Needing to call the plays for the defense has led to Spencer being on the field for 98% of the plays the past two weeks.
Over the last month Spncer has 16 tackles, 15 of those tackles resulting in offensive failures with 4 being QB sacks. Spencer is playing equally as well as Cowboys sacks leader and teammate DeMarcus Ware who also has 4 QB sacks in the month of November but 9 less tackles. Spencer is playing so well that it’s being noticed by coaches and the team owner. Recently when asked regarding Anthony Spencer being the MVP of the Dallas Cowboys defense, Rob Ryan commented by stating the following, “He was damn good for us last year, but he has been tremendous this year.”
Anthony Spencer is the team’s leading tackler after the last two weeks. It should opening day of Eagle season for Anthony Spencer and teammate DeMarcus Ware tomorrow when Philadelphia and rookie QB Nick Foles travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys in a prime time match-up on Sunday Night Football. On another note DeMarcus Ware is only the fifth player in history to have 10+ sacks seven season in a row joining the rare company of Reggie White, Bruce Smith, Lawrence Taylor and John Randle. If Ware can manage to take down the young Eagles QB down for a sack he stands to become only the second player in NFL history to have 11 or more sacks in seven straight seasons.