IRVING, Texas — Dallas defensive end Anthony Spencer will have season-ending surgery on his left knee and may have played his last game for the Cowboys.
Spencer’s agent, Jordan Woy, says doctors have a “good idea” what type of surgery but were still considering options. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke earlier on his radio show, saying Spencer was likely to have microfracture surgery.
The 29-year-old Spencer is on a one-year contract with the franchise tag for the second straight season, so he will be a free agent when he’s healthy again. He’s making $10.6 million this season.
Spencer originally injured the knee in offseason workouts and aggravated it during a conditioning test the day before training camp. He had arthroscopic surgery July 25 and missed the preseason and the opener against the Giants.
Last year’s leading tackler for the Cowboys returned and played more than half the game in Week 2 against Kansas City before he was sidelined again.
“Here’s a case of a guy, you almost have to tie him up to get him off the field,” Jones said on his radio show. “He was so diligent in his rehab. The individual that I have the most empathy for is Spencer because of the type of person he is.”