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This is why we keep Spencer

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Joshmil53, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Joshmil53

    Joshmil53 Well-Known Member

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    Anthony Spencer is one of the league’s best run defenders, and this game was a vintage display of why that is true. He leads the NFL this season amongst 3-4 OLBs in run stop percentage, a per snap measurement of how many stops he makes in the run game, and he led the team in this game in both tackles (7) and stops (6), making a constant nuisance of himself around the edge.

    5 yr 30m pls
  2. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    5 years 30 million?

    Lol - that deal would have been signed 3 years ago if it were an option.
  3. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    6 years - $44.5m with $17.5m guaranteed is the starting spot for Spencer's contract.

    It's what Ahmad Brooks got in the offseason and Spencer is a <slightly> better than Brooks.

    Spencer is playing great -- I still don't think the Cowboys can afford him. There are so many contracts like that - that are possibly at any one time under the current salary cap structure.
  4. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    Ugh, he took a while and he turns 29 next year. I'd low ball him. :(
  5. FLcowboy

    FLcowboy Hopeful this is the year Zone Supporter

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    Anybody know how much dead money is in next year's cap figure? I thought I read there was 30 million dead money in this year's cap.
  6. 1st & 10

    1st & 10 Member

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    Wait, I'm confused. Does Anthony Spencer suck or not?

    Or, is it somewhere in between Pro Bowl and jag?
  7. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Look at the rest of his years as a Cowboy, aka, his NON CONTRACT years, don't think you can find numbers that justify signing him for a lot and long term. If you can, I'll gladly eat my words.
  8. Nunez21

    Nunez21 Active Member

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    What's wrong with his numbers?
  9. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    There's nothing wrong with his numbers unless you think all a OLB has to do is rack up sack numbers.
  10. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Finally has a career year at 29.

    Ken Hamlin Part Deux
  11. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    His numbers nor his play are worthy of signing the big contract he'll look for and most likely get from his great play this year.
  12. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    5 year 30 mill? For a guy who is making 8.5 right now?

    It will be more like 5 year 45 mill. And I have no doubt we pay it (or franchise him again)
  13. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Dead money is irrelevant if you realize that new deals are always super cap friendly in the first two years. A 5 year deal for 45 mill might cost us about 3 mill in cap space for 2013. That'd be a huge savings from what he is costing against the cap now (around 8.5 mill).

    There simply is no reasonable argument that we can't afford him.

    Those who argue otherwise are simply bad with arithmetic.
  14. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Spencer was the best defender on the field for the Cowboys Sunday night (with Brent a close second).

    It's going to be hard losing him.
  15. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    can we tag him again?
  16. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    how about the fact that he will not be worth what we would have to pay him?
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    $8.8 million this year

    we tag him again it is 120%

    which is $10.6 million

    BAD IDEA
  18. yentl911

    yentl911 Well-Known Member

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    I love this forum. So many people talked trash about this guy from day one and now most people are worried about getting him resigned. He is our best Defensive player right now - better than Ware, yes I said it - and he is going to walk, and get Paid. He is going to go somewhere else and be a stud for several more years. He has always been real solid but overlooked due to Ware. Spencer does the dirty work and is about to get compensated for his efforts - large.
  19. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    not as bad as signing him to a long term deal with guaranteed money based on 1 productive year. See Doug Free for reference. I'd tag him if it doesnt break the bank. Keep him hungry for one more run.
  20. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    He's been our best defender this year and one of the best OLB in the league.

    He's certainly worth the 9 or 10 mill a year he will get. Again, that presumes you understand that like most deals he's going to be backloaded and the "real" contract is going to be more like 3 years at 24 mill

    But I do know you are poor with arithmetic

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