Woy adds that he plans on working out long-term contracts for both Melton and Spencer.
Melton, 26, receive a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $8.45 million. Chicago has mentioned that they would like to work out a contract extension with Melton, but he’s reportedly seeking a pretty large contract, so there’s really no guarantee that a deal will be in place before the start of the 2013 season.
Spencer, 29, gets a one-year deal worth $10.638 million. There have been rumors that the Cowboys could field offers for Spencer, but that speculation has since been refuted.
Given that the Cowboys are moving to a 4-3 base defense next year, it would make sense for them to see how Spencer plays before committing to him long-term. I’m sure Dallas would like to reduce his current salary, but there’s some risk with committing to him now.