Monday, September 16, 2013
Anthony Spencer's knee holds up well
By Todd Archer
KANSAS CITY -- Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer made quite a fashion statement as he walked out of the locker room following Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Spencer wore a suit and tie, complete with his dress shoes and Cowboys-issued shorts because of a giant ice bag he had on his left knee.
“And it feels so good after I put it on,” Spencer said.
Spencer played in roughly 30 snaps in his first game of the season after missing the season opener against the New York Giants with a knee injury. It was only the second time since 2009 in which Spencer played but did not start, with George Selvie taking the bulk of the work. The Cowboys want Spencer to build up his conditioning.
He has practiced only twice since undergoing knee surgery on July 25.
Spencer was credited with two tackles and a quarterback hurry.
“We went in just trying to play on third downs, but the better I felt the more I wanted to do,” Spencer said. “So we did a little bit extra.”
Even though he used the postgame ice bag, he said his knee held up well.