Cowboys Paying Spencer, Fans Waiting To Collect

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Let’s make this very clear Anthony Spencer, no true Cowboys fan has forgotten the recent theft and treason of defector DT Jay Ratliff. Pro Bowl seasons already forgotten, he deceived the team and betrayed our star. That’s his final legacy here.

Spencer might want to show respect to the team and fans who put up with his $11 mil waste in 2013, for only a handful of plays. Even after his anomaly 2012 season (11 sacks), many fans still disagreed he was worth $10.6 mil to retain. For my investment, I’d demand a little more return than a single sack for every $1 mil paid.

Not to mention, 2012 was the 1st and only time in his 7 year career to eclipse 6 sacks. $11 mil Franchise Tags only suit defensive ends who apply heavy QB pressure on a yearly basis. That’s not remotely Spencer’s past.

To be fair, going into the 2014 off-season both sides should be even. Dallas franchised Spencer in 2013 and denied his guaranteed securing of a lengthy, lucrative contract. In return he collected a fat $10.6 mil lump sum for injured reserve.

I’d say that cleans the slate for a fresh start.  They restrict you, you burn them, even. Both parties have agreed to a 2014 contract and joined forces again.

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  • SmartThinking

    My patience is just about up with this guy. I’m tired of remembering what he was once compared to what he is now. And, I have a bad taste in my mouth over the way he’s taken money for doing nothing.

    Free gave back when he under-produced. What’s so special about Spencer?

    Play or leave!

    • Old Frog

      Hopefully the Cowboys will begin to put more incentives in their contracts and think twice before they franchise players.

    • BradAustin

      You guys are absolutely right. Jerry and Stephen worked this contract exactly how the y should have. They were only paying the full $3.5 if they get exactly what he gave us in 2012. I really want Spencer to play. I think him on a healthy but down year is a better option than any true DE on the team now. I wouldn’t say that if Crawford moved outside though. Either way, he’s a solid player if healthy and could be used. But him playing healthy and staying healthy even after returning from PUP is unlikely. Worth a shot at no risk I guess.

      It’s not his play or health that eats at me, I understand where he is with that and it’s not uncommon. It’s the attitude since 2012 that’s been terrible. I never really liked him much as a Cowboy before the 2012 season and he’s gotten even more detached since finally doing something worth praising on the field. Now he doesn’t even seem like he cares to be here. Same last year. He made no strong effort to return quickly, in a healthy way. Before he was injured for the season he was returning from rehab. He had zero urgency to get back. Then he finally did and bowed out for the long run.

      Guy could care less when he returns to the field. And he surely doesn’t care if we need him to help in an important situation to our season. If he’s 99%, he’d leave us high and dry until reaching 100%. Nothing about that attitude says team player, good teammate, or pride in his team. Spencer does not bleed silver and blue like Witten, Romo, Lee, Church, etc. He bleeds Spencer red and that’s all he cares about. To me guys like that are heartless and best off the team.

      I’m proud of Dallas losing some of the old core that acted detached like this…Austin, Hatcher, Rat. These younger hungry guys are a blast to watch give their all with pride. Williams, Harris, Frederick and the like. I love their intensity and pride in the team. Which is why I’m so excited about passionate additions like Martin and Lawrence who are very keyed up in games. Same goes for Crawford finally getting to showcase himself. Coaches say his face is in the weight room everytime they walk by. lol

      • Juanito Juanito

        sadly it is, but mr jerry jones is in love of him, if you like a player see that the owner doesnt care about football just the money, your players stop to have blue blood, and start to have own red blod, cero motivation, how many times in a company you see that the owner is a dumb and you dont want to be there, lost your heart for that company, same with cowboys

  • David

    Spencer will be lucky if he plays half of the year. I would also not expect great production out of him.

  • Matty ice

    With that attitude like he’s a dominate player he should be grateful he’s on this team nobody else wanted him and he knew that spencer needs to shape up or I’d chunk him to the garbage we could use him and his veteran play to help out the younger guys but if he’s gonna be a no show I’d cut him him before season starts

  • ctcowboy1968

    IMO, Stephen is making these wise contract moves. As for Spencer, an unmotivated 1st round player, it makes $$ sense to keep him around. He won’t make the $3.5 million. He will be on PUP and not play 85% of the D snaps. Personally, when someone steals $11 million, there’s no way I bring him back.