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Cowboys end Spears tears cartilage in first workout

Updated: July 30, 2006, 1:09 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Second-year defensive end Marcus Spears, a 2005 first-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys who appeared in all 16 regular-season games as a rookie, suffered a torn meniscus cartilage in his right knee Saturday and will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Sunday.

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The surgery is expected to sideline Spears, a starter in 10 games last season, for 2-3 weeks.

Spears sustained the injury while rushing the quarterback. As he broke toward the pocket, Spears' foot stuck ...

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