Anthony Spencer Wants to Re-Sign with Dallas Cowboys, and More NFC East News

Brad GagnonFeatured Columnist IVDecember 18, 2016

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 16:  Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates with Anthony Spencer #93 of the Dallas Cowboys after the Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 at Cowboys Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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While a few NFC East players have made more money than him, nobody in the division has earned more money for the future this season than Anthony Spencer of the Dallas Cowboys.

Playing under the franchise tag, the 28-year-old has a chance to double his previous career high in sacks with two of them in the final two weeks. He's also brought steady pressure in general and has been the best run defender on the team, and one of the best in the entire league.

So will he return to the Cowboys in 2013?

"I hope so," Spencer said this week when asked that question, according to's Todd Archer. "We'll see. I don't control that stuff, guys."

The impending free agent will be in extremely high demand if he hits the open market in March, so the Cowboys will have to dish out big bucks to keep him in Dallas. 


On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...

Dallas Cowboys

Archer also reports that DeMarcus Ware was fined $15,750 for a hit on Ben Roethlisberger in Week 15.

From CSN Houston: Pretty soon, the Cowboys won't even have the largest video board in the state of Texas.


New York Giants

From Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News: defensive coordinator Perry Fewell is confident that the pass rush can still be revived

Vacchiano also notes that Victor Cruz leads all NFC wide receivers in Pro Bowl voting


Philadelphia Eagles

From Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News: LeSean McCoy thinks Andy Reid is taking too much of the blame for Philly's poor season.

Mike McCoy, Greg Roman and Chip Kelly are's Tim McManus's top three candidates to coach the Eagles in 2013.


Washington Redskins

From Mark Maske of the Washington Post: DeAngelo Hall says he never threatened to kill an official

From Dan Daly of the Washington Times: If the Redskins can finish 2-0 to win the division, they'll have won seven straight games. The last four times they did that, they won the NFC championship.