Anthony Spencer’s Future Could Be in Tony Romo’s Hands

February 12, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sean Lee, Bruce Carter and DeMarcus Ware had their moments, but when the 2012 NFL season came to an end and we could look back on how the Dallas Cowboys performed, it was crystal clear that Anthony Spencer was the defensive MVP of that team. 
The problem is that Spencer is now slated to become an unrestricted free agent in four weeks time and the Cowboys are looking at a deficit in terms of the salary cap. ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins reports that they have to chop about $20 million merely to get back to par. 
That's why many have concluded that Spencer will walk when free agency gets underway next month. A player of his caliber will earn an eight-figure annual salary on the open market, which means the 'Boys would have to shave off about $40 million worth of 2013 salaries in order to pay Spencer to return while also having room to sign role players and draft picks. 
That's why working out a long-term contract with quarterback Tony Romo is so crucial to...

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