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News: Anthony Spencer willing to play DE

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by Cajuncowboy, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    The Dallas Cowboys' switch from a 3-4 standard defense to a 4-3 formation could mean a potential position change for outside linebacker Anthony Spencer.

    Jordan Woy, Spencer's agent, said Sunday his client is open to moving to defensive end.

    "He can play either," Woy said. "They played a 4-3 for some of the snaps this past season."

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    http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=8840594&i=TWT&w=1cija&wjb
     
  2. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    I believe Spencer played Defensive End in College before the Cowboys converted him to Linebacker.
     
  3. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    With what Spencer can make as a FA it is hard to imagine them paying him big money for a scheme that really doesnt fit what he does best.
     
  4. 4lifecowboy

    4lifecowboy Well-Known Member

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    He will still do what he does best stop the run to the strong side and rush the passer from the strongside, it will eleminate what he is weakest at (dropping into coverage) IMO.
     
  5. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    Is he willing to take a pay cut?
     
  6. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    This. It doesn't matter what he's willing to play if we can't afford him he won't be a Cowboy next season.
     
  7. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I don't get people saying "scheme doesn't fit him"... The kid played with his hand in the dirt in college just as Ware did.
     
  8. 1fisher

    1fisher Well-Known Member

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    This board is chock full of experts....didn't you know?? :cool:
     
  9. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    There's a laundry list of college DEs who couldn't play that position in the NFL. So it's more complicated than that.

    I think he could play it but I certainly don't want to pay him to do so. Move on. Use that money elsewhere.
     
  10. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Exactly... :laugh2: If you have Spencer and Ware coming off the edge in a 4-3 that's scary.
     
  11. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    7 years ago.

    He's never been a great pass rusher when he is engaged with offensive tackles -- and playing as a 4-3 DE he'll be engaged with an Offensive Tackle 95% of the time.
     
  12. BaybeeJay

    BaybeeJay Active Member

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    Seems silly to break the bank for a guy that will be unproven at the position. If you want to spend that type of money, might as well get someone more proven as a pass-rushing end.

    Also, it would be in Spencer's interest to get to FA and go to a 3-4 team. That's where I see him getting the most money.
     
  13. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    If the Cowboys could retain Spencer, sign a decent guard, and a decent DT through FA, then I would retain him.
     
  14. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    he probably did some for us too the last few seasons.
     
  15. Tobal

    Tobal Well-Known Member

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    depending on what we do in FA we shold get a high comp pick for him
     
  16. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    ....that is SO true. Risen Star is right as well: THINK of the money we can free up elsewhere....hope to heck they just finally cut ties with this guy: don't trust him for a SECOND to get a big deal and still play at a high level: NO WAY
     
  17. Mansta54

    Mansta54 Well-Known Member

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    We need to keep Spencer.
     
  18. ddh33

    ddh33 Active Member

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    I still can't believe that this team would spend the pick, the time, the franchise tag, and watch him blossom just to let him leave.

    I can't help but think of Freeney and Mathis. Let Ware and Spencer come after the QB on every play and worry about the rest later.
     
  19. BrassCowboy

    BrassCowboy RW Hitman

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    issue is money, not position. Thanks Spencer for your service
     
  20. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    hahaha, Spencer knows DE's command more money then OLBs. Of course he's willing.
     

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