Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by HoustonFrog, Jul 1, 2013.
As much as I supported Spencer in the various arguments whether to keep him or pass, letting him go next year is the best move. Given his age and demand for a $11 million salary, the Jones boys don't need to make another salary cap mistake.
Agreed FLcowboy - Spencer is at the end of his prime in the next 2 years or so. We are better off signing Lee + Dez
It's the right move. He wants more than this years market says he is worth and you can't pay him and everyone else that needs a new deal in the next two years. Let him play It out and monitor him in free agency. If his demands come down, you can start negotiations again. If he gets his big money, fine, take the 3rd or 4th round comp pick and add DE as a need in next years draft.
Agree with all of ya'll. You want him to play well but that drives his price up and even then you have to let him walk. Where he comes into play for later years is if he only has an "soso" year and the market isn't hot on him...then you might be able to get him low with his age and bring him back to the system.
Would have liked to have seen a cap friendly deal that would have kept Spencer in Dallas but that does not look as if that will happen. While I still expect Spencer to go out and play very well I hope to see Crawford step up and take a bigger role this season and show he is ready to become the future starter at DE for the Cowboys.
This is new news?
Can't afford to keep everyone...
So we should cave this season in a 'Suck for Luck' strategy to get JD Clowney? Sign me up. J/k even though the guy is going to be Lawrence Taylor good regardless of where he goes.
This is a win win for the cowboys. Spencer most likely goes off this year again to help him get a big contract somewhere and helps the team. He leaves being over 30 and we can upgrade our dline with someone younger and cheaper. That's just my opinion but I think this is the best option
You don't pay double figures annually for your 2nd best pass rusher on the wrong side of 30.
Actually, I think he'll be back.
Veteran defensive lineman got very little in free agency this offseason (some are still waiting), and I expect it to be much the same next year. He'll probably wish he took what Dallas offered, and end up signing here for less.
a year is a very long time.
anyone who thinks anything is certain in a year is crazy.
Or Spencer could follow this year up with another MVP performance like he did last year, with Ware suffering again because of injury like he did last year, and Dallas will sign him...
I love stories like this. If Spencer has another year like 2012, we aren't just going to let him walk. Duh.
That could depend a lot on getting a longer term contract. With some other important contract coming up It will be hard to franchise him again.
Even if he has a great year, what will the market be for a 30 year old DE?
Well he hasn't had a single MVP season yet so I doubt he will have another one - maybe his first one but not another one. I'd put the odds very low that he is league MVP.
If he has a great season he will price himself out of our range. We'll have to let him go due to cap constraints. If he has a good season we might try to bring him back at $5-6M/yr. If he has a poor season we probably let him go and start over with youth.
And if Crawford can start taking snaps away from Spencer by going out and producing it will also play a big part in Dallas moving on without Spencer.
MVP performance? In what fantasy land do you live in that he came even close to that level?