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Twitter: Cowboys break off contract talks with Anthony Spencer

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    mike fisher ‏@fishsports 1m
    .@1053TheFan Exclusive: #Cowboys break off contract talks w DE Anthony Spencer.

    Spencer gap: $8M (like Kruger) v $5M (like Dumervil/Bennett). #Cowboys don't plan on budging. July 15 deadline will come and go

    Spencer agent @JordanWoy has worked contract miracles w #Cowboys & many others. 'Both sides worked really hard to reach a deal,' tells me

    Part of #Cowboys bet: Spencer kills it in contract year, then @TCrawford_40 becomes LDE stalwart

    105.3 The FAN ‏@1053thefan 4m
    #BREAKING @DallasCowboys suspend Spencer contract talks, anticipate playing with 1-year deal http://cbsloc.al/11Fn890 @fishsports @1053thefan
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  2. FLcowboy

    FLcowboy Hopeful this is the year Zone Supporter

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    Spencer will never see $8 million, regardless of who he plays for next year. The big money goes to left tackles, then maybe right tackles, quarterbacks, tight ends, and cornerbacks. Five million per would be a good salary for Spencer, and he'll be lucky to get that if he doesn't have an outstanding year.
  3. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    I think this is best case scenario, even if spencer blows up and becomes one of the better DE in the league you can't invest in every good player you have. If you have a serviceable guy thats young then let him take over and give the contracts to Dez, Lee and Carter.
  4. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Lots riding on the success of Crawford for the long term.
  5. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    So when was the last time we let one of our best players walk? I agree with the decision. Just a rarity in the JJ era.
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  6. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Spencer won't leave....

    At worst case Dallas will match next year.
    Very rare we lose a great player in their prime.

    5 or 6m a year? For a guy making 18m combined the past and current season? Riiiiighhhhtttt!
    Spencer isn't stupid.

    6 years 45 or so mil is about right. Last year obviously just filler money.
    5 years 35 real money.
  7. al124

    al124 Member

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    Makes you wonder if Crawford has been playing well enough that they think he might compete for the starting LDE position next year.
  8. 187beatdown

    187beatdown Lack of Big Plays

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    With the change to the 4-3, he's become expendable.
  9. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Normally that would be true, but the salary cap didn't go up much this year and is unlikely to next either. That has affected contracts.
  10. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    The message is clear. "We aren't budging." I still hope we can lock him up
  11. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Son, he was our best defender last year. A guy like that is never expendable or easily replaced.
  12. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication Zone Supporter

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    Its the right choice, cant keep eveyone, they can look for a younger replacement next year.
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  13. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Good move on the teams part.
  14. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Ellerbee and Kruger disagree - and the idea that "the cap not going up" has any bearing is really off base. That really makes no difference when you talk about longer term deals.
  15. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    i wish we'd not have tagged him again to be honest. i like spencer, i understand his role vs. the run and don't get too tied up in his "lack" of sacks. i think he's a solid player on the team and does in fact help.

    but he's not worth the cash for us right now. so many others ways we could have done more than to just tag him again.

    is it too late to take the tag off and just let him go *this* year? not clamoring for that, just curious about the rules.
  16. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    Agreed - good move...
  17. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    He already signed the tag...
  18. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    ok, wasn't sure of the timeline. just hope he has another solid year for us then.

    thanks, WG!
  19. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    FO wised up after taking a look at Cliff Avril's deal.
  20. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    Im okay with it.

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