Cowboys' Spencer to replace Green Bay LB Clay Matthews in Pro Bowl

CREATED Jan 18, 2013

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IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer will play in his first Pro Bowl, replacing the injured Clay Matthews of Green Bay.

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The Cowboys announced the move Friday. Fellow Cowboys Jason Witten and DeMarcus Ware were also picked for the NFL's all-star showcase that will be played in Honolulu on Jan. 27, a week before the Super Bowl.

Witten was selected as a reserve and will be playing in his eighth career Pro Bowl. Ware was named a starter for the seventh straight year, but is unable to attend this year due to injury.