Talks end between Cowboys, Spencer

Updated: June 25, 2013, 5:14 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins |

Contract talks between the Dallas Cowboys and defensive end Anthony Spencer have ended, according to a source.

Spencer, who was franchised at $10.6 million, has until July 15 to work a deal with the Cowboys. If not, he will become a free agent when the season ends.

But with these latest developments, Spencer will enter the 2013 season with the expectation that he will become a free agent.

Spencer recorded a career-high 11 sacks, the second-highest total on the Cowboys, last season.

Calvin Watkins joined in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.