Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd runs for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks.
Wide receiver and special teams whiz Sam Hurd signed his restricted free agent tender on Friday, bringing him back for a fifth season with the team.
Hurd has seen action in 50 games since coming into the league in 2006 as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois. In that span, he has 31 catches for 510 yards and two touchdowns, as well as 51 tackles on special teams. As a restricted free agent this offseason, Hurd received the second round tender worth $1.8 million.
Last offseason, Hurd was locked in a battle with Miles Austin for the team's third receiver spot, before, obviously, losing out to the eventual Pro Bowler. He is currently the fourth receiver on the depth chart, behind Austin, Roy Williams and veteran Patrick Crayton, but is an undeniable asset to the special teams unit.
Only two restricted free agents--Austin and S Gerald Sensabaugh--have yet to sign with the team. Jerry Jones has expressed a wish to sign each to a long-term deal, though there has been little in the way of visible progress to this end. Austin has been offered the highest possible tender, carrying first- and third-round compensatory picks and worth $3.168 million.
Like Hurd, Sensabaugh was offered the second-round tender, worth just over $1.8 million.
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