Starting safety Gerald Sensabaugh wants a long-term deal, but for now, the $1.815 million tender will have to do. As Sensabaugh promised Monday, he signed the second-round tender offer Thursday.
In his first year in Dallas, Sensabaugh had 81 tackles, 10 pass breakups, interception and five special teams tackles. He missed one game after undergoing thumb surgery.
In five seasons, four with Jacksonville, Sensabaugh has 249 tackles, 23 pass breakups and seven interceptions.
Owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that Sensabaugh and receiver Miles Austin are a part of the "future" of the Cowboys, meaning he wants to sign them to long-term deals. But the uncertainty of the CBA right now is preventing that from happening. Austin is the team's only unsigned restricted free agent, but he is participating in the team's off-season program.
-- Charean Williams