Cowboys Reportedly Have Had Preliminary Talks with Spencer & More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistJanuary 28, 2013

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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There's a chance that Anthony Spencer wore a Dallas Cowboys helmet for the last time Sunday night at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Spencer is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on March 12 and his price tag might be out of the Cowboys' range.

That said, it looks like they're at least making an effort to wrap up Spencer long term. 

According to's Todd Archer, "the Cowboys and [Spencer's] agent, Jordan Woy, have had preliminary talks in recent weeks and both sides are hopeful a deal can be worked out."

Woy also said he expects the two sides to keep talking in February. So there's hope, Cowboys fans, that your team's best defensive player from 2012 will return for many years to come. 

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


Dallas Cowboys

ESPN's Ed Werder says the notion that Jon Gruden might be on his way to Dallas soon is "ridiculous."

From Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: The Cowboys are on the verge of naming Derek Dooley their new receivers coach, giving them four members of the staff with head-coaching experience.


New York Giants

From Gary Myers of the New York Daily News: The Giants wanted an AFC team, not an NFC team, to use their facility during next year's Super Bowl, but the NFL has rejected that proposal. 

Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger looks at how the Giants will have to adjust to a new wave of NFL offenses.


Philadelphia Eagles

Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell has an open letter for new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly.

From's Jordan Raanan: Todd Herremans is cool with moving back to guard.


Washington Redskins

From Mike Jones and Mark Maske of the Washington Post: Trent Williams had a bottle cracked over his head at a Honolulu nightclub Friday.  

From Rich Tandler of Real Redskins: The 'Skins don't have a lot of candidates for restructured contracts