Safety Gerald Sensabaugh didn’t get the security of a long-term contract extension he was seeking the past two years from the Cowboys.
After spending four years with the Jaguars, Sensabaugh signed a one year deal with the Cowboys in 2009 hoping to earn bigger a deal with his play
Instead he has had to settle for one-year deals in 2010 and then again before this season.
Although frustrated with the process, Sensabaugh has stayed patient and continued to go to work.
Now in the midst of one of the best seasons of his career, Sensabaugh has been rewarded with a five-year, $22.5 contract extension, including eight million in guaranteed money.
The team announced the signing Friday afternoon.
Sensabaugh wouldn’t go into details about the negotiations in the lockerroom on Friday but expressed optimism about getting a deal done giving him security for himself and his family.
Earlier in the day, vice president Stephen Jones was cryptic and telling when asked about the team’s interest in getting an extension for Sensabaugh.
“You never know,” a smile Jones said. “It could be done.”
Sensabaugh is the Cowboys second leading tackler in 2011 with 63 stops. He also has two interceptions, four pass deflections and two forced fumbles.