The play of Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Anthony Spencer usually goes unnoticed, which is not exactly what you want from a first round draft pick, unless the Cowboys defense struggles. That’s when the criticism starts on Spencer. However, Spencer is a very underrated and important part of the defense and the Cowboys may not have him on the field Monday night.
Spencer missed practice for the third straight day as Dallas prepares for their showdown with the Chicago Bears on Monday night football. He’s been bothered by a pectoral strain which he hurt on one the last few plays in the win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Both Spencer and the Cowboys continue to say they expect the linebacker to play but Jason Garrett normally likes to have his players practice during the week in order to play. Spencer has yet to see the practice field so it’s something to keep an eye on tomorrow as the Cowboys go through through their final preparations for the Bears.
If Spencer is unable to play, expect Victor Butler to get the start in his place. The Cowboys love Butler’s ability as a situational passer but we are all waiting to find out if he can perform as a full time player. Rookie Kyle Wilber’s role could also expand if Spencer is unable to go.
Spencer still has two days to get himself ready to play on Monday and the Cowboys don’t seem too concerned about the injury but it’s never a good sign when a player can’t practice throughout the week.
The Cowboys have a big game on Monday night and they hope to have Anthony Spencer on the field.