Dallas Cowboys: Is Kyle Wilber Holding Up Long-Term Deal for Anthony Spencer?

June 28, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Dallas Cowboys second-year defensive end Kyle Wilber doesn't have much to display on his NFL resume. Following his rookie year in 2012, the former defender from Wake Forest has four tackles with one assisted tackle.
But would you believe that he could be one reason why Pro Bowl outside linebacker Anthony Spencer has yet to sign a long-term contract extension with Dallas?
I'm not saying that Wilber is the main reason, but rather that he is likely a partial reason.
Spencer was slapped with the franchise tag for the second consecutive season in March. It's odd that Spencer and his agent, Jordan Woy, have been so cooperative with this decision—there's numerous athletes that have all but cried because they were franchised even once.
Further, Spencer is actually franchised as a linebacker, the position he played last year and prior, even though he moves to defensive end this season along with Wilber. Linebackers are cheaper to franchise than premier defensive ends.<...

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