By Dan Graziano
I'm not going to sit here and tell you Gerald Sensabaugh
was the second coming of Ronnie Lott, or that replacing him has suddenly jumped to the top of the Dallas Cowboys
' offseason priority list after they cut him Monday for salary-cap room. Sensabaugh was a decent enough player, but surely not irreplaceable. The Cowboys can, without question, find someone in free agency or even in the early rounds of the draft who could give them in 2013 what Sensabaugh gave them in 2012.
The idea that the Cowboys' starting safeties right now are Barry Church
and Matt Johnson
... well, it's not an idea befitting a team that wants to make it to the playoffs, let's just leave it at that. Church showed promise early last year but is coming off an Achilles' injury. Johnson was a seventh-round pick they took in the fourth, and he didn't play a single snap as a rookie. The Cowboys can talk all they want about how good they think Johnson will be, but neither they nor anyone else has seen any proof that he can play in the NFL. They need to augment this situation prior to training camp.
Calvin Watkins has a look
at the free-agent landscape at safety, and throws out well-known names such as Ronde Barber
, William Moore
and O.J. Atogwe
as possible Cowboys targets.
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