Spencer wants to stay in Dallas

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2013

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer will become a free agent in March and after a Pro Bowl season you’d expect him to test free agency. Especially when you consider the team has a new defensive coordinator, Monte Kiffin and will be switching to a 4-3 defense. Surprisingly enough his agent Jordan Woy has said his client would love to stay in Dallas.

But according to his agent Jordan Woy Spencer would like to remain in Dallas despite the fact that the Cowboys are switching to a 4-3 scheme under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. The conversion process would likely necessitate Spencer taking on a new role as a defensive end, a position he played in college at Purdue.

“He told me, ‘I feel like I can play that position. I feel like I can do a great job at it,’” Woy said. “I talked about it with him. He’d love to stay in Dallas but ultimately it is a business and sometimes that works out and sometimes that doesn’t. He’s prepared for whatever the situation it is. But if he had his first choice it would be to stay in Dallas.” (The Dallas Morning News)

What it’s going to come down to isn’t money, it’s whether or not the Cowboys feel Spencer can play defensive end full-time. It’s a position he did play in college but that was back in 2006. He is a pass rushing linebacker, who had 11 sacks in 2012 and 32.5 over six seasons, so with numbers like that a switch to defensive end might not be too hard.

If the team thinks he can play the position I’m quite sure he’ll be back, even if it’s using the franchise tag in consecutive years. If they don’t think he’s a fit then this will be his one only Pro Bowl as a member of the Cowboys.

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