Originally Posted by The Quest for Six
18 million over the cap, I don't see a franchise tag this year...Cowboys just probably kicking the tireslooking for a cheaper home discount....Spencer is small as a defensive end in a 4-3 and certainly not as an outside linebacker..
If they weren't willing to resign him I don't think these negotiations would be going on. You don't hear them having preliminary talks with Mike Jenkins for instance. They must think they have the resources to make a significant offer otherwise they would just be wasting time.
Maybe they intend to backload the contract and push money into later years. It could be because of the cap situation franchising Spencer is totally off the table. We shall see but apparently according to reports Kiffin liked him. Plus he could always bulk up if needed.