News: Mailbag: Sensabaugh, a good deal for Cowboys?

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by CCBoy, May 19, 2011.

  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

    25,646 Messages
    6,403 Likes Received

    KYLE COX - EAST DUBUQUE, IL: What do you think it is going to take to keep Gerald Sensabaugh, and would that be a good deal for the Cowboys to make?

    Nick: In terms of numbers, I think it's pretty early to speculate a dollar figure. But I will say that it'll probably have to be on the level with the other safeties. I guess I'm saying that I wouldn't expect Sensabaugh will give them a hometown discount just because of his two years here. But yes, I would do it because of his versatility.

    Josh: The going rate is pretty high in free agency. Just look at the average safeties who have gotten record contracts over the last few years. Truth be told, Sensabaugh had a pretty decent year last season, and he's one of the better guys available. I would not be at all surprised if he came away with a four- or five-year deal averaging north of $5 million or $6 million a year. That's fair, but it's only a good deal for the Cowboys if they don't think there's a better one out there...
  2. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

    31,558 Messages
    15,635 Likes Received
    $5 or $6 million for Sensabaugh?!?!?!

    Didn't we already make this mistake with Ken Hamlin?

    No thanks.

    Give me Abram Elam - a guy who just got done playing for Rob Ryan - for about half that rate!
  3. laythewood28

    laythewood28 Active Member

    1,579 Messages
    21 Likes Received
    5 or 6 mill is a little high for a guy who hasn't really locked done the safety position. Signing Elam gives you better value and lets AOA actually compete without having money factoring into the decision (ex. Barber vs Felix and choice; Roy Vs Crayton and Dez). If Aoa shows he can start at strong safety the cap hit would be less.
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

    67,290 Messages
    22,614 Likes Received
    Kinda what I was thinking. Talk about things that make you go :eek:
  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

    88,540 Messages
    11,585 Likes Received
    I would not have a problem holding on to Sensabaugh and brinig in a FA safety to play in the secondary with him. I would not do a 5 year deal but if they could work a 3 year deal I would do it. One main reason I think Sensabaugh can do the job and 2 with the lockout and chance of limited training camp (if we have one at all) the communication factor in the secondary would be more difficult with 2 new players back their instead of 1
  6. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

    25,646 Messages
    6,403 Likes Received
    Doomsday, I think we have a direction one either has to significantly elevate a position in that secondary, such as a CB from Oakland. Or, one has to elevate the team interaction and function as a whole.
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

    88,540 Messages
    11,585 Likes Received
    My own view is I would go after Huff and have him in the secondary with Sensabaugh. As far as CB I fully expect Newman, Jenkins and Scandrick to man the CB position. Other FA addition I would look at is adding either a OG or a DE to the mix. I don't see Dallas going after 4 or 5 FA in large part because of the cost factor where FA tend to get over paid
  8. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

    25,646 Messages
    6,403 Likes Received
    I like that analysis also...and would bump up the need, beyond signing and strengthening with Cowboy born free agents, picking up the Green Bay defensive end to expand the current defense that Rob Ryan will be forging once pads start to pop.
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

    88,540 Messages
    11,585 Likes Received
    I know some may differ but I'm coming from the point of view that a cap will be in place be it this year or next. I do expect Dallas will be active in FA but I think 2 maybe 3 FA added and not all with be top tier FA
  10. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

    35,534 Messages
    4,340 Likes Received
    I am ready to go another direction .... but I would not be upset if he returned.
  11. btcutter

    btcutter Well-Known Member

    4,003 Messages
    1,204 Likes Received
    You need to have better options in place or else we will have another Allan Ball situation.
  12. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

    11,772 Messages
    2,403 Likes Received
    $5 or $6 mil. No problem. I'll write you a check.

    Heck, it's not my money.
  13. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

    49,619 Messages
    12,396 Likes Received
    The ones on the left aren't real. Those on the right are. What a wonderful sig.

Share This Page