“It's a real setback,” Jones said this morning on his radio show.
Spencer underwent surgery on his knee in late July, and has only practiced a handful of time since. Spencer played in the Week 2 game against the Kansas City Chiefs where the Cowboys were defeated 17-16.
The day following the game Spencer reported soreness but thought his knee was normal after the game. This Sunday soreness prevented him from pre-game warm-ups and ultimately playing in the game against the Rams.
This past offseason the Cowboys freed up $10.63 million in their cap space to franchise Spencer for the second year in a row.
Jones said Spencer is the type of guy you almost have to tie up to keep him from playing.
“He was so diligent in his rehab. The individual that I have the most empathy for is Spencer because of the type of person he is,” said Jones.