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Cowboys' Spencer Undergoing Microfracture Surgery

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Linebacker Anthony Spencer of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

IRVING (105.3 THE FAN) -- Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer is undergoing microfracture surgery on his left knee Tuesday, a process that includes stem-cell treatment designed to help promote cartilage growth.

The procedure – chosen after a variety of options were examined, agent Jordan Woy told 105.3 The Fan – could optimally have Spencer healthy by February as the free agent-to-be seeks a new contract.

Spencer was a Pro Bowler last season but has played in just one game for Dallas this year before being placed on injured reserve last week. He's making $10.6 million this season as a result of him being franchise-tagged. The Cowboys have expressed an interest in finding a way to return him to the roster.

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