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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Anthony Spencer: 'I'm getting ready to play'

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas -- Before Anthony Spencer's absence from Thursday’s practice was revealed to be part of the Dallas Cowboys’ plan, there was concern he had a setback in his recovery from knee surgery.

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Spencer remained at Valley Ranch for rehab as the Cowboys practiced at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The defensive end said his knee is feeling fine.

“That was the game plan from the beginning -- work on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, chill on Thursday, and go on Friday and see how it feels from there,” Spencer said.

Spencer was limited in Wednesday’s practice, taking second-team snaps in his first work since knee surgery on July 25.

No decision has been made about Spencer’s availability for Sunday’s game at Kansas City, but he has an idea.

“I’m getting ready to play, yes,” Spencer said.

In other injury news: For the second straight day Dez Bryant (foot) and Tony Romo (ribs) went through a full practice, while cornerback Morris Claiborne was limited with his shoulder injury. Running back Lance Dunbar (foot) and safety Danny McCray (hamstring) were also full participants.

Linebacker Ernie Sims missed his second straight day of practice with a groin injury.