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Dallas Cowboys Set to Release Starting Safety Gerald Sensabaugh

March 4th, 2013 at 11:20 AM
By Nick Sharp

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network has reported this afternoon that the Dallas Cowboys will part ways with 4-year starter Gerald Sensabaugh. This has been a move that was previously rumored, but the lack of available replacements tempered the conversation. The move will save about $3 million in cash and about $1.5 million for the salary cap.

If nothing else, the 29-year-old safety was consistent for the Dallas Cowboys. He only missed one game during his four year stint in Dallas, and was a decent contributor. He had 8 total picks with a star on his helmet, but zero last season. Sensabaugh was given no favors at the other safety position, having played with a revolving door of different guys (Barry Church, Ken Hamlin, Abram Elam, etc.) at that spot.

The lack of reliability at SS made Sensabaugh a nice steadying influence at FS, but that wasn't enough to save his job. The Dallas Cowboys reportedly met with Texas Safety Kenny Vaccaro during the combine, and look for his name to pop up more and more in pre-draft talks. Free Safety automatically becomes a position of great need for the Cowboys, so look for them to try to fill it quickly. 

Another name that could be dropped is that of Charles Woodson. Would Dallas spend heavily on a past-their-prime veteran like Woodson to replace Sensabaugh? If the team gets priced-out of the Anthony Spencer battle, look for Jerry to spend his money elsewhere. Woodson would make sense, but that's not always how things get done in Big D. The team also has internal options such as Matt Johnson, and possibly a guy like Orlando Scandrick could make the transition.

Where do you think Dallas should go at the Free Safety position? Sound off in the comments, on Facebook, and on Twitter!

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