ARLINGTON, Texas – Jordan Woy, agent for Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer, says his client is eager to return to play this season and also anxious about playing defensive end. However, Woy doesn’t know when the 2012 Pro Bowler will be cleared to participate in training camp in Oxnard in late July.
“That will come down to the trainers,” Woy said while at Alley Cats raising money for Strikes for Kids last Thursday. “They said they’re going to take it day by day with him.”
Woy admitted he was unaware of any specific time frame due to the severity of Anthony Spencer’s injury, but the Cowboys told him that they would, “take it time by time.”
“When he’s ready, they’ll get him out there,” Woy stated.
In late March, Woy indicated that Spencer would be “very limited” during OTA’s, but would definitely be available come preseason and Opening Day. Still, like Woy told the Dallas Morning News in late March, Spencer is working tirelessly to come back.
“He’s working hard,” Woy reaffirmed. “He’s over there every day. From what the Cowboys are saying, he’s coming along fine.”
Dallas signed Spencer to a one-year contract worth $3.5 million in late April, and the club did so believing that the 30 year-old can play both defensive end spots. Woy vouched for his client’s enthusiasm to return.
“He’s excited. He’s ready to get back into play. He’s excited about playing defensive end this year.”
Last week, Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher, another one of Woy’s clients who has insight into the Cowboys defense and Anthony Spencer, opined that Dallas avoided a colossal loss of leadership by retaining Spencer. Woy agrees with Hatcher, and believes Spencer can be a good leader for the 2014 defense.
“He’s a veteran,” said Woy. “He’s been there. He knows everybody. The players respect him. So, I think he’ll do a good job of that for sure.”
Anthony Spencer is the only Cowboys defensive lineman to have played with the team for more than two seasons. His return to the field will bolster the veteran presence needed in Rod Marinelli’s 4-3 front.