Cowboys DE Spencer uncertain when he’ll return

OXNARD, Calif. — Anthony Spencer was at Thursday’s afternoon practice, however, he wasn’t wearing his helmet. Spencer, who stood off to the side, was put on the Dallas Cowboys’ physically unable to perform list earlier in the day.

Spencer had microfracture surgery on his left knee in October. At this point, he doesn’t know when he’ll return.

"We haven’t even really talked about preseason, so if I’m ready for it, I’ll be ready for it," Spencer said. "We’re really only on a timetable with my body and where I am.

"I’ve been feeling pretty good."

Spencer doesn’t know if he’ll be able to get any reps during training camp. If he remains on the PUP list, he’ll miss the first six games of the season.

But he says that’s not on his mind. Right now, the 2007 first-round pick is focused on sprinting and lifting to build strength. The next step will be attempting to make cuts.

"I’ve been getting stronger, getting my muscles stronger around the knee," Spencer said. "It’s going pretty well. I haven’t had any setbacks, so it’s moving along."