To say the Cowboys’ defense was shaky in Sunday night’s 20-7 loss to the Chargers might be an understatement, but it wasn’t without its highlights. Two of these came at the hands of safety Gerald Sensabaugh, who for a time this offseason, looked destined to depart Dallas after three seasons.
Sensabaugh re-signed with Dallas (a one-year, $2.5 million deal) on August 3, and on Sunday, his play suggested that the Cowboys might have made the right move in bringing the veteran back. He brought down what would have been a pretty interception, but his heel touched out of bounds, negating the turnover--but still, point taken, it was a nice play.
Sensabaugh also laid the wood, as they say in the business, on Chargers’ running back Mike Tolbert to cause a first quarter fumble. Basically, it’s safe to say that, as far as the Cowboys’ second preseason game is concerned, Sensabaugh was the team’s defensive MVP--a negligible title, sure, but again, it was good to see from a player who understands the importance of the turnover battle.
“It was good to go in there and get a hit,” Sensabaugh said, per ESPN Dallas. “I know I need to work on that aspect of my game.”
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