The Cowboys have no plans to do a multi-year extension with franchised outside linebacker Anthony Spencer before next Monday’s deadline, Josh Ellis of DallasCowboys.com reports.
Spencer signed his tender on April 23, with the hope that a long-term deal could be reached before the season, but there have been no talks between the two sides recently. He participated fully in the team’s offseason program.
The 2007 first-round pick has started opposite DeMarcus Ware for the past three seasons, performing well at times, and inconsistently at others, and the Cowboys apparently want to see more from him before committing to keep him well into his 30s.
After next week’s deadline, the team cannot negotiate a new contract with Spencer until after the season has ended.