1. Welcome to CowboysZone!  Join us!  Come on!  You know you want to!

Is Spencer gone in a move to the 4-3?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by perrykemp, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

    6,156 Messages
    1,932 Likes Received
    Ok -- supposedly Kiffin is bringing the Tampa 2 to Dallas.

    Is there ANY scenario where the Cowboys would pay Spencer the $10m/year that he'll be able to get on the open market, only to make him a converted 4-3 tweener 250lb DE?

    Would Spencer even want to make that transition? I'm not sure he would. He's played his entire professional career as a standup 3-4 LB.

    Thoughts?
  2. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

    2,683 Messages
    282 Likes Received
    I think he's back honestly. Gunna cost a good chunk but he's back
  3. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

    9,006 Messages
    2,028 Likes Received
    I think spencer has been gone.
  4. RW Hitman

    RW Hitman Well-Known Member

    2,556 Messages
    68 Likes Received
    Spencer is as good as gone
  5. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

    8,525 Messages
    601 Likes Received
    I say he is gone. Underappreciated dude if you ask me, but I think they either grab a DE in the draft or roll with Crawford on opening day.
  6. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

    6,156 Messages
    1,932 Likes Received
    But why spend $10m/year on a 30 year older player who has played very little with his hand on the group in his career?

    Heck, I thought it was iffy he'd be back with the Cowboys sticking to a 3-4.
  7. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

    5,188 Messages
    347 Likes Received
    Not neccisarily. In a Tampa two, him and ware playing de would be our best option. And if we run a system similar to the giants or Seahawks he can play olb
  8. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

    35,201 Messages
    2,039 Likes Received
    I don't think it's scheme. He played DE at Purdue and as has been mentioned here many times, we basically played a 43 anyhow.

    He's gone because we can't afford him IMO. Unless he's willing to take a very friendly deal, which I don't see him doing or it would already have happened, he's gone.
  9. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

    1,382 Messages
    30 Likes Received
    He gone.
  10. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

    2,004 Messages
    308 Likes Received
  11. BEMYDADJERRY

    BEMYDADJERRY Member

    745 Messages
    18 Likes Received
    i heard he is in talks right now....they aren't letting him go....
  12. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

    2,373 Messages
    811 Likes Received
    He stays he fits fine in a 4-3 . We will simply franchise him again so he won't get away .
  13. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

    44,103 Messages
    1,335 Likes Received
    Seems highly likely he's gone to me.
  14. garrett316

    garrett316 5 against 1 Zone Supporter

    2,611 Messages
    337 Likes Received

    This. Spence fits fine in a 4-3, the money will have him going elsewhere.
  15. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

    6,156 Messages
    1,932 Likes Received
    I can see Ware playing DE in a 4-3. Spencer on the other hand has pretty much stood up as a 3-4 OLB his entire career in Dallas. Spencer, at 250lb, switching to a new position as a 4-3 DE lined up across from 300-325lb RTs play after play is a very big change.
  16. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

    3,273 Messages
    541 Likes Received
    I let him walk if we move to a 4-3. Take that money and invest in safeties.

    Between Ware, Ratliff, Crawford, Hatcher, Lissemore, Spears we can find a group that can play DL.

    Sensy, Church, Johnson, Mccray - we are hurting big time

    Sign Jarius Byrd and draft Reid or Elam or Vaccaro.
  17. BEMYDADJERRY

    BEMYDADJERRY Member

    745 Messages
    18 Likes Received
    Kffl said they are working out the details and gonna keep him here...
  18. 187beatdown

    187beatdown Lack of Big Plays

    4,066 Messages
    665 Likes Received
    Wut?

    So has Ware. But they both were DEs in college.

    I don't get it.
  19. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

    2,004 Messages
    308 Likes Received
    do you want to pay 10m to a guy making the move the DE, who isnt the greatest pressure player anyway.
    Thats top 6/7 DE money..................... in the tampa 2 that front 4 sure as hell better get pressure by themselves on a regular basis
  20. BEMYDADJERRY

    BEMYDADJERRY Member

    745 Messages
    18 Likes Received

Share This Page