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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Facemask costs Anthony Spencer $7,500

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas -- Anthony Spencer was fined $7,500 for a first-quarter face mask penalty of Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick, according to a source, but no word has come down yet on whether he was fined for an unnecessary roughness penalty in the second quarter.

On the first drive of the game, Spencer grabbed Vick’s facemask but the quarterback was able to scramble free for a 28-yard completion to the Dallas 26. The penalty moved the ball to the Cowboys 13 and Philadelphia scored two plays later.

Spencer’s unnecessary roughness penalty came after Jeremy Maclin made an 18-yard catch and was on the ground. That moved the ball to the Dallas 9, but Philadelphia fumbled on the next play.