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Your New Backup Defensive Signal Caller: Gerald Sensabaugh

Anthony Spencer will be the primary defensive signal caller against the Saints



    The Cowboys just can’t seem to find a defensive signal caller this season. Wait, scratch that. The Cowboys can’t find a defensive signal caller that can stay healthy this season.

    Sean Lee owned that role coming into the season, before being knocked out for the season with a fractured toe. Then fellow inside linebacker Bruce Carter took over the job, but then he, too, was knocked out for the season with an elbow injury. Linebacker Anthony Spencer served as the signal caller for a couple of games before giving way to Ernie Sims last week.

    Sims lasted five plays before being knocked out with a concussion, after which Spencer took the reins again, and now Sims is questionable for Sunday.

    Spencer will be back as the signal caller this week, but, motivated by their inability to keep the guy in that spot healthy we’d imagine, Dallas has tabbed safety Gerald Sensabaugh to serve as the back-up signal caller.

    “(The Saints) are famous for getting you caught with too many men on the field and all that, we’ve seen that a few times,” said defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, per ESPN Dallas. “We gotta work on that, but they do punk teams. Try to substitute a lot, gotta be careful, gotta pick our spots on that and it’s important to make sure we have a guy out there that is on everything so you can call your game. It’s really difficult signaling nowadays and it’d be tough to go back to how we used to do it. We’d do it, but it is tough.”

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