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March 10, 2009

Safety Help

The Cowboys have  gotten some help for their depleted safety position by coming to terms with free agent safety Gerald Sensabaugh.

Sensabaugh, who played the last four years in Jacksonville, fortifies a position that has  already lost Roy Williams and could lose Keith Davis, who is on a free agent tour of his own. Also keep in mind that Pat Watkins, who started several games at strong safety last year, is still recovering from a neck injury that ended his season.

The Cowboys are so thin at the position that they are moving cornerback Orlando Scandrick to a hybrid free safety position.

Despite the signing, the Cowboys seemingly remain committed to Scandrick at safety and will move Ken Hamlin from free safety to strong safety. Still Sensabaugh bolsters the position in case the Scandrick experiment doesn't work.

He is an experienced strong safety and should give the Cowboys much needed help in run support.

He is also a solid special teams player.

Although he was arrested last month for driving with a suspended license, Sensabaugh comes to Dallas with solid recommendations. Secondary coach Dave Campo coached him in Jacksonville from 2005-2007.  Special teams coach Joe DeCamillis, who  came to the Cowboys from Jacksonville in January, coached him the past two years.

Clarence E. Hill Jr.


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I am not familiar with this guy, but the signing sounds like a good one considering our current safety depth on the roster. Hopefully we will draft another safety early in the draft and let them all compete in training camp and the pre season for the starting spots. All I want is a ball hawk playing the free safety position. Someone that has a natural field for the game as well as the ball.

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