Dallas Cowboys: Anthony Spencer and 5 Players Who Should Be Cut

Adam SpencerCorrespondent IAugust 24, 2011

Dallas Cowboys: Anthony Spencer and 5 Players Who Should Be Cut

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    The Dallas Cowboys will be looking to significantly improve from their 6-10 record in 2010.

    There are some positive signs from training camp. Most notably, Tony Romo is back, Felix Jones is looking sharp and Dez Bryant is ready to break out.

    But, for every player looking like a star, there's a player who probably needs to be cut.

    Keeping players around who aren't benefiting the team doesn't make much sense, especially with the Cowboys' salary cap situation.

    Here are five players that the Cowboys should cut before the start of the 2011 season.

5. David Buehler, K

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    Buehler has one of the strongest legs in the NFL.

    But, strength does not equal accuracy.

    He hit only 75 percent of his field goals in 2010, going 24-for-32.

    Now that he's out with a hip strain, the Cowboys should cut ties with him and give the kicking job to Dan Bailey.

4. Mike Jenkins, CB

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    Jenkins has talent, but he makes too many mental mistakes to ever be a great corner in the NFL.

    He's super-athletic, but he's out of position a lot and seems to take plays off.

    In the new Rob Ryan-led Dallas defense, there won't be room for Jenkins' attitude.

    They should cut him now before he becomes a distraction in the regular season.

3. Gerald Sensabaugh, S

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    Sensabaugh is entering his seventh year in the NFL and he still isn't very good.

    He makes too many mistakes and is beat way too often.

    He's one of the biggest reasons the Cowboys' secondary was awful in 2010 and until they replace him, it's not going to get much better.

2. Jon Kitna, QB

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    Kitna isn't really bringing anything to the table for the Cowboys in 2011.

    Stephen McGee has taken over the backup QB spot, making Kitna an overpaid third-stringer.

    It appears Kitna is just trying to collect another paycheck before retiring.

    There's no reason for Dallas to spend any more money on him.

1. Anthony Spencer, OLB

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    Spencer is entering his fifth season in the NFL and is another player who hasn't lived up to expectations.

    He's been disappointing in the pass rush department, with a career high of six sacks and a career total of 15.5 sacks.

    Victor Butler is ready to take over opposite DeMarcus Ware, so the Cowboys should cut Spencer and find someone to backup Butler.