Spears thought he was headed out of Dallas during draft

Maybe the last person that expected Marcus Spears to still be a part of the Dallas Cowboys today was, well, Marcus Spears.

The veteran defensive end told Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that when the Cowboys made a draft trade with the New England Patriots, he expected to be a part of it.

“It wasn't, so we'll just wait and see. If I'm here when the first game starts, I'm a part of the team,” Spears said.

Spears still figures he could be shipped out at some point after starting 15 games last season but was tendered at the low level, meaning he will earn $1.226 million. With such a low salary, it really doesn’t make any sense for the Cowboys to ship him out at this point. He’s a good value to them. Of course, if he could bring something solid in return, then the team would have to consider it.

"I want to know where I'm going to be," Spears said. "You have that sense of things. Obviously, I would love to be here long term, but if that's not the case and I have to play here one year, I'm not bitter at all. Still around a bunch of great guys."

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