Cowboys put DE Spencer on IR, claim CB Greenwood

The Associated Press
Cowboys put DE Spencer on IR, claim CB Greenwood
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2013, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Anthony Spencer sits on the bench during an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Arlington, Texas. Spencer might need microfracture surgery on his left knee and could miss the rest of the season. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys have placed defensive end Anthony Spencer on season-ending injured reserve and claimed cornerback Chris Greenwood off the Detroit Lions' practice squad.

The moves Wednesday came a day after Spencer's agent said the seventh-year pro would have a second operation on his left knee in two months. He missed the preseason and the opening game against the Giants after the first surgery, then played against Kansas City before being sidelined again.

The 29-year-old Spencer might have played his last game for Dallas. He has a one-year deal under the franchise tag for the second straight season and will be a free agent next year.

Greenwood was a fifth-round pick by the Lions last year. He missed his rookie season with a torn abdominal muscle.

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