Day after, Anthony Spencer feels fine
|Cowboys LB Anthony Spencer talks about how he felt returning to the lineup, the defense's performance against Carolina and more. |
Spencer wore a harness that prevented his arm from stretching backward and protected the muscle. He was credited with six tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry against the Panthers. He missed a second sack of Cam Newton, in part because of the injury when Newton slapped his arm away running through the tackle.
The Cowboy are 3-1 with Spencer in the lineup and there is a growing appreciation outside the team for what he means to the defense.
“He’s just a good football player,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He just plays well. He defends the run well. He affects the quarterback, made the big sack at the end of the game. Coach (Nick) Saban used to say,‘The guy’s hard to block.’ And that’s Line 1 for a defensive player. He’s hard to block. It’s hard to block him in the run game. He shows up, disrupts things. He made a lot of plays and allowed for other guys to make some plays.”
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