Anthony Spencer needs to prove worth

Linebacker, whose contract expires after this season, has shown flashes of brilliance

Updated: December 1, 2011, 12:40 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- It's not fair to compare Anthony Spencer to DeMarcus Ware.

It inevitably happens, though. After all, they're a pair of first-round picks who play outside linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys. One is a five-time Pro Bowler chasing his second 20-sack season; the other is a five-year veteran with 19.5 sacks in his career.

There is a better comparison for Spencer on the Cowboys' roster. It's a guy who occasionally lines up inside of him. Maybe Anthony Spencer is just an ...

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