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Odds: 2/1 (50 percent)
Spencer was arguably the Cowboys best defender last season and showed great improvement as a pass-rusher.
For the first time, Spencer gave the Cowboys reason to believe he was worth the first-round grade he received.
Unfortunately, Spencer did so in a contract year. The Cowboys are going to have to make their dollars stretch, and Spencer will command a lot of them.
The question here becomes how much does Spencer mean to the franchise?
With a young core on defense that is going to learn a new scheme, the team could use a veteran like Spencer who will be around for the next five years. Spencer displayed a solid potential to not only be among the league's best defensive players, but also to be a strong leader for a defense.
The point is that the Cowboys can’t replace Spencer’s production and leadership. Even if he moves to defensive end in the Tampa 2 scheme, Spencer is still going to be a force as a run-stopper and, at the very least, a seven-sack player.
It seems most likely that Spencer gets retained in Dallas on a cap-friendly deal that offers a lot of guaranteed money.