Anthony Spencer wants more work Sunday

After playing 22 snaps against the New Orleans Saints last week, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer anticipated being available for more snaps this week against the Houston Texans.

The Cowboys, however, are mindful of how much he plays and do not want to give him too much too soon. Spencer felt no added soreness in his surgically-repaired knee after recording three tackles and one quarterback pressure in his first game in more than a year.

"There's definitely things I need to work on," Spencer said. "That's going to progress throughout the year."

He said he felt more comfortable on the left side because that's where he's spent the majority of his time in his career, but he played a handful of snaps at right defensive end against the Saints.

"I can do it on the right side," Spencer said, "but I'm a lot more fluid and comfortable on the left side."

Spencer was limited in Thursday's practice and will not practice on Friday. With the Friday session focusing on short-yardage and goal-line situations, the Cowboys believe it is more beneficial to give Spencer a day of rest.

Defensive tackle Henry Melton (hamstring) was limited for the second straight day. Quarterback Tony Romo (back), wide receiver Dez Bryant (shoulder) and linebacker Rolando McClain (groin) took part in full practices. Linebacker Bruce Carter (quadriceps) did not practice and will not play Sunday.

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