EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 06: (L-R) Gerald Sensabaugh #43 and Anthony Spencer #93 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrate after the Cowboys recovered a fumble on defense in the second quarter against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on December 6, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
As a whole, the Cowboys have avoided providing any real bulletin board material this season, opting to, to borrow from an old cliche, let their performance speak for itself. But in the wake of Brett Favre saying he'd be surprised if he weren't having a news conference next week after a win over Dallas, safety Gerald Sensabaugh expressed some confidence of his own.
"He might do a news conference, but he might be on the losing end," said Sensabaugh, on Thursday.
The safety, in his first season with the Cowboys, also took a slight jab at head coach Brad Childress's decision to give the team last week off. "Some teams take a week off, I guess it could give them extra time to study, but I feel we have a good chance to win this game," said Sensabaugh. "We will win this game."
The safety conceded that Minnesota has a dangerous offense, but that didn't seem to damper his spirits at all. Asked what threats Minnesota presented, Sensabaugh said, "I mean, they've got one of the best rushers in the league in Adrian Peterson, Favre's throwing the ball well, but we'd have to beat ourselves to lose. The way we're playing right now, with numerous guys making plays, I don't think we can be beat."
This is a departure from the sentiments of Anthony Spencer, who told reporters after the Philadelphia win that, while confident, he didn't think the team was unbeatable. At any rate, though, the Cowboys--and for that matter, the Vikings-- seem united in their desire to strap up and settle it on the field, on Sunday.
"They have their confidence and we have our confidence and it'll be a good game," said Sensabaugh. "I can't wait to play them."