Franchise Tag for Almost Anthony?

The Cowboys Might Franchise Anthony Spencer
The Cowboys Might Franchise Anthony Spencer

Several probably saw this already, but the Cowboys might put the franchise tag on Almost Anthony Spencer.

That would be worth a one-year deal for $8.8 million.

Granted, he plays in DeMarcus Ware’s shadow. Granted, he was fourth on the team in tackles with 51 solos and 15 assists. And granted, he has been durable for the past three years.

But he has yet to record more than 6.0 sacks in a single season. And consider this: that is the same number of sacks that Shante Carver recorded in 1997 during his final year with the Cowboys.

Carver went down as a first-round bust, never playing a down in the NFL after 1997. Spencer is going to make $8.8 million?

Anyway, here are his stats from P-F-R:

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Tkl Ast AV
2007 23 DAL llb 16 6 3.0 2 0 0 28 8 4
2008 24 DAL 12 0 1.5 0 0 1 17 12 2
2009 25 DAL LOLB 16 16 6.0 1 -3 0 -3 7 2 0 2 50 17 10
2010 26 DAL LOLB 16 16 5.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 52 11 7
2011 27 DAL LB 16 15 6.0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 51 15 7
Career 76 53 21.5 1 -3 0 0 10 10 0 4 198 63 30
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/15/2012.

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