Agent Jordan Woy, who represents Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton as well as Dallas Cowboys pass rusher Anthony Spencer, confirmed Friday that both players have "accepted" their franchise tags and will sign in the near future.

Melton will be guaranteed $8.45 million under the tag, but Woy expects to concentrate on a long-term deal that will reduce the salary-cap number for 2013 while providing stability for the player.

The tag is worth even more to Spencer, who is due $10.6 million. Although the Cowboys are open to trading their franchise player, Spencer's preference is to remain in Dallas