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By SI Wire
August 12, 2014

Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list since the start of training camp. Dallas owner Jerry Jones says Spencer may be taken off the list in time for the regular season opener.

“He’s getting there,” Jones said on Dallas's 105.3 The Fan, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s getting there at a faster pace than we thought. We’re hoping that when we get to our 53-man cut down that we’ll be dealing with that problem. The problem is: Do we keep him on the roster because he’s going to be ready to go in a game, or do we PUP him, which would mean we couldn’t use him for six games?

If Spencer is on the PUP list when the regular season begins, he will be forced to sit out for six weeks.

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Spencer played in only one game last season before undergoing microfracture surgery on his knee. He had started 61 of the Cowboys' 64 regular season games over the previous four seasons.  

Another key member of the Cowboys' defense, cornerback Orlando Scandrick, was suspended for four games Monday after a positive drug test.

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