Twitter: Cowboys break off contract talks with Anthony Spencer

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


    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    The difference here is that Kruger signed with Cleveland who had significant cap to spend. We don't have that kind of cap, which is why I was not in favor of Franchising him either. He's not going to see 8 million because the Romo deal will prevent that kind of contract for just about anybody on the team IMO. Until the cap goes up or we free up more money, we are going to be operating on a much more frugal budget IMO. I'm OK with that I guess.
  2. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    I think this is a sign of the times with Garrett having more influence in personnel moves. A positive sign.
  3. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Cowboys have money now to sign Lee and Carter if they wanted to.
  4. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    Good. He is wanting way more than comparable players got this offseason and the team has Crawford and Wilber waiting in the wings. They will get more experience this year and hopefully one will emerge and be ready to take over next year. Given the salary cap situation, the team is not likely to sign any big name free agents next year so if they lose him, they will be in line for a 3rd or 4th round comp pick. If all else fails, they can draft a DE to replace him. If his demands come down and the market for DEs remains in the $5-6 million range, then I'd say give him a 4 or 5 year deal. If he still wants $8-10 million a year, let him go and take the comp pick.
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  5. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Our one-year wonder wants a substantial raise. Only the Raiders would be dumb enough to give him what he wants, right Jerra? Jerra?
  6. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    mike fisher ‏@fishsports 44m
    More on spencer: no disgruntlement on either side. #cowboys happy to have him, spencer fired up abt big year
    Spencer agent @JordanWoy : ''We have a very positive relationship w #Cowboys. Anthony happy, will play to best of ability again this season'

    Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet 4m
    .@JordanWoy, agent for #Cowboys pass-rusher Anthony Spencer, tells 105.3 The Fan extension talks are off:…

    Carlos A. Mendez ‏@calexmendez 18m
    No long-term deal for Spencer, agent Jordan Woy said "We tried hard but could not work out a deal"
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    the only reason to do a multi year deal frankly was to reduce his cap hit this year. After only one top year in 6 there is no other reason to spend serious money on him
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  8. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    What burmafrd said. Overall, this is not necessarily a bad thing. Would have wanted him back at the right price, but the right price (for me) was probably way too low.
  9. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    Best to let him play it out and go from there.

    It would be great if Crawford became a legit starter.
  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Would have liked to have seen a deal get done but does not look to be in the cards. I still expect Spencer to go out this season and play hard after all if he wants the money he is asking for then he best go out and put up a season worthy of the contract he is looking for. Meantime I hope Crawford sees the opening in front of him, this is a great oppertunity for him to show the team he can be counted on to get the job done.
  11. BrassCowboy

    BrassCowboy RW Hitman

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    yeah, he will put on a show now for the Cowboys being a contract year hopefully...

    good move by Cowboys
  12. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I'm ok with this move for sure. I like Spencer. I don't think he's amazing or anything but I've always thought he was a very good player who was vastly under-rated by the fan base based entirely off of sack numbers.

    Either way I don't want to pay a ton of money to keep him. You can't keep every player whose deal comes up and I'd much rather they let Spencer walk, instead of paying big, especially when you consider that both Dez and Sean Lee will be coming up just around the corner.
  13. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    spencer has nothing to complain,he has been paid handsomely for the last two years.
  14. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Is his number $10M this year?
  15. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    I'm honestly ecstatic with this. He does not deserve a long term contract. If he does well next season then thank you but we can not resign him long term

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know if that's true or not. I have no idea what their contract demands will be. However, if they are 8 Million a season, as Spencer's appear to be, I'm thinking no.
  17. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    The salary cap isn't projected to go up much again next year, which means the depressed contracts that were signed for most players this offseason is probably going to continue next offseason.

    Bottom line Spencer probably isn't going to be worth what he thinks he will be in 2014.

    Even if Spencer was in the fold for 2014, I think DE was already high on the list of Cowboy needs come next offseason.
  18. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I don't. This team needs to get younger not add another huge contract to a player entering his 30's.
  19. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Only after CB. I have sleepless nights worrying about that position.
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  20. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I applaud the Cowboys for this move. Why compound the mistake of paying him $10 million plus when everybody else is getting less than $5 million with overpaying him long term?

    Can't keep everybody.

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