When the Cowboys didn't make any real offers to Marcus Spears on a new contract last season I thought he would have to come up big in 2009 to assure himself a spot for 2010. Did he do that? Not really sure. He played ok and that's really what he's been throughout his career for the Cowboys. With the way the CBA deal is playing out Spears is a RFA so the Cowboys have first dibs on him and I wonder if they are thinking about letting him walk and giving guys like Stephen Bowen, Jason Hatcher and Marcus Dixon more time in the future. Here's Spears on DFW Sportsbeat tonight... [youtube]7iRcv1SrsjE[/youtube] I have to admit I was never a big fan of his and always thought he was just happy to be on the team. Last Spring he made some comments about trying to come into the 2009 season in the best shape of his career and of course it came across as if he was now willing to commit to the game so he could garner that big contract. Those types of players are never favorites of mine. I like guys who are willing to work hard all the time no matter if it's a 'walk year' or not. Going to be interesting to see how his situation plays out.