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Dallas Cowboys News: Anthony Spencer's Agent Confirms Spencer Will Not Receive Long-Term Deal

What was rumored earlier this week is now officially true: Anthony Spencer will not receive a long-term contract from the Dallas Cowboys this offseason, and will play out the 2012 season on his current franchise tender. Spencer's agent, Jordan Woy, confirmed this to ESPN Dallas.

The Cowboys had only brief talks with Spencer in the offseason about a long-term deal and have prepared for their 2007 first-round pick to count $8.8 million against the 2012 salary cap all along.

"We will start the season with his current contract," said Spencer's agent, Jordan Woy. "We will see what happens during the season. I'm sure we will have a discussion before the season ends."

The new collective bargaining agreement precludes the Cowboys from reaching a long-term agreement with Spencer until after the season ends. The new CBA, however, does not prevent the Cowboys from placing the franchise tag on Spencer again next year, if they so desire.

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