News: Deadline Approaches For Franchising Spencer

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    Deadline Approaches For Franchising Spencer
    Posted by rphillips at 3/4/2012 11:05 PM CST on

    IRVING, Texas -- Monday is franchise tag day in the NFL, and the Cowboys have until 3 p.m. (CT) to officially designate the tag on outside linebacker Anthony Spencer. It's a decision they've been weighing for weeks, and one that has seemed more likely as the deadline approaches.

    The market for pass rushers has gotten thinner -- most recently, San Francisco's Ahmad Brooks signed a lucrative extension last week -- which means Spencer would be one of the top unrestricted free agents come March 13 if he isn't franchised.

    Spencer had six sacks from the strong side position last year and is one of the defense's better run stoppers. Losing him would force the Cowboys to find at least one replacement in the draft and/or free agency, as well as fill various other needs on defense and the rest of the roster...

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