LB Anthony Spencer gets tag

Updated: March 5, 2012, 11:47 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

The Dallas Cowboys have elected to place the franchise tag on outside linebacker Anthony Spencer which guarantees him a base salary of $8.8 million for the 2012 season, the team announced.

The deadline to franchise players was Monday at 4 p.m. ET.

Spencer's agent, Roosevelt Barnes, spoke with team officials twice in the last two weeks in an attempt to forge a new contract for the former 2007 first round pick from Purdue.

Barnes, said the two sides will continue to talk ...

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