Cowboys SS Gerald Sensabaugh ready for free agency
ByRainer Sabin / Reporter
After collecting a career-high five interceptions and 71 tackles last season, strong safety Gerald Sensabaugh believes he deserves a substantial contract and is willing to look for the best deal. Unable to come to terms with the Cowboys before the lockout, Sensabaugh plans to explore his options.
"I tried to give them every opportunity to (re-sign) me that I could (before the lockout)," Sensabaugh told Vic Carucci, an NFL.com senior columnist. "But I'm just looking forward to going into free agency. I'll be open to going back to the Cowboys, but I'm going to go out there and see what options I have and what will be the best fit for me."
Last season, Sensabaugh tried to coax a long-term deal out of the Cowboys but eventually signed a second-round tender that paid him $1.8 million. This year, as an unrestricted free agent, Sensabaugh finds himself in an advantageous bargaining position because Alan Ball is expected to move back to cornerback after floundering as the team's starting free safety last season.
Consequently, the Cowboys would have to fill two positions in their secondary if Sensabaugh, in fact, signed elsewhere. For a number of reasons, Sensabaugh thinks the Cowboys would be foolish to let him go...
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