ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 13: Safety Gerald Sensabaugh #43 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 13, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Like Miles Austin, Cowboys' safety Gerald Sensabaugh has not yet signed his tender offer. Also like Austin, Sensabaugh came to the team's voluntary offseason conditioning program a little late, opting to spend time working out and preparing for the 2010 season independent of the team.
Sensabugh was offered a second round tender, worth $1.81 million. He has not signed yet, but seems optimistic--as does the team--that a long-term deal will be worked out. Jerry Jones, in fact, expressed a similar sentiment shortly after the season ended, putting Sensabaugh in the same regard as breakout star of 2009, Miles Austin.
"We are extremely optimistic of making him a long-term Cowboy very soon," Conner said.
Austin spent the first two weeks of Dallas's conditioning program in California, working out with a personal trainer. He is also waiting on a long-term deal, though there is no timetable in place--the result, in all likelihood, of the uncapped 2010 season.
Sensabaugh had 66 tackles, eight defended passes and one interception in 2009, while playing in 15 games.