DE Anthony Spencer’s price per head fans are very excited, as for the very first time in over a year, the player is ready to return to the Cowboys when the team faces the Saints on Sunday.
The player is set to return to action for the Cowboys after receiving microfracture surgery last year on his left knee after September 15, 2013, when the player could only make 34 snaps in a game where the Cowboys were beaten by the Chiefs. In Spencer’s last full season, the player was able to make 11 sacks – a career-high – and he was named as an outside LB for the Pro Bowl.
“Haven’t played football in a year, so pretty excited,” said the player after practice on Thursday.
Last week, Spencer was able to practice twice in the first time that he was working on the field, and this week the player had no problems at all during practice. Spencer was on the PUP list when training camp started as he was doing his rehabilitation, but the player’s progress encouraged Dallas to the point of deciding to keep the player on the team’s active roster list for the beginning of the season.
If he would have been on the PUP list when the regular season started, the player would have had no choice but to miss the team’s first six meetings.
“Probably No. 1 make sure we don’t overuse him,” said Rod Marinelli, the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator. “He’s kind of on a quiet pitch count, but he’s had a good week of work. He hasn’t played in a year, so he’s practiced well. He’s got all the things you want. Hopefully this week and every week after this he gets better and better. Once you get a guy like that, then it starts helping everybody.”
Out of Dallas’ three sacks, there was only half a sack made by Henry Melton, full-time DL, but there’s the possibility that the player will not feature when the team takes on New Orleans due to a strained hamstring. The 2.5 sacks that are left went to LB’s Kyle Wilber, Rolando McClain, and Bruce Carter.
Spencer’s fans learned that the player signed a contract of one year and full of incentives before his return to Dallas, and said that he feels better now regarding his condition.
“I had a whole year off, got to recover,” said the player, “so I feel good about it.”
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