Anthony Spencer: 'Little rusty' but feels good

SAN DIEGO – Usually when players talk about practicing against other teams, they mention the enjoyment in seeing another color jersey.

Outside linebacker Anthony Spencer didn’t much care what jersey he saw Monday in his full-time return to practice as the Cowboys lined up across from the San Diego Chargers.

“It’s just good to see whoever’s in front of me,” said Spencer, who missed two weeks of practice with a hamstring strain. “It was a good day for me. A little rusty in the beginning but I loosened up and I got going.”

Spencer missed the first two preseason games against Oakland and San Diego but he was not sure he would play Saturday against St. Louis. The plan is to hold the regulars out of the preseason finale against Miami on Aug. 29, leading into the Sept. 5 season opener at the New York Giants.

“I just need the practice,” Spencer said. “I need the reps. I missed about two weeks so just getting the reps and getting my footwork down and my drops right means a lot. I’ve just got to get things sharpened up.”