Team owner Jerry Jones told KRLD-FM on Tuesday that Spencer is a candidate for microfracture surgery and might be done for the season. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the pass rusher is set to meet with Dr. Dan Cooper on Tuesday to discuss surgery options, according to Spencer's agent, Jordan Woy.
Spencer, the team's franchise player, got 38 snaps against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2, but he was deemed inactive for Sunday's win over the St. Louis Rams after the knee acted up. In his absence, George Selvie has seen plenty of time and played well against the run. Selvie also has shown progress as a pass rusher, but losing Spencer is a heavy setback for Dallas.
For Spencer, the timing couldn't be worse. Microfracture surgery comes with a rugged and lengthy rehab. The 29-year-old pass rusher couldn't agree on a long-term contract with the Cowboys before the season, and now he'll enter 2014 with no guarantees of future work.