Gerald Sensabaugh banking on big raise
It certainly doesn't sound like Sensabaugh intends to settle with the Cowboys during the three-day window teams are expected to have exclusive negotiating rights with their free agents.
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That doesn't necessarily mean that the Cowboys will have to be the highest bidder to re-sign Sensabaugh, who rebounded from early-season struggles to finish with a career-high five interceptions last year. He wants to play for a contender and considers the Cowboys to be in that class despite last season's 6-10 record.
"I would like to stay in Dallas, but at the end of the day, it’s a business thing. I’ve got to choose what’s best for myself and what situation fits me the best."
The Cowboys' toughest competition for Sensabaugh could come from an intrastate foe. The Houston Texans have just as big a need at safety as the Cowboys. With Wade Phillips running the Houston defense now, there has been sensible speculation about the Texans pursuing Sensabaugh.
"I could definitely see that if Dallas doesn’t work out," Sensabaugh said. "Wade’s a good guy, I already know his system and it would be an easy transition for me. I wouldn’t have to learn anything new, and at the same time, I’d be able to help the other guys learn Wade’s system. I could see that becoming an option."
Senabaugh said he has "a price in my mind that I would take." If more than one team gets in the ballpark, Sensabaugh said he would pick the best fit, even if it's a team that didn't offer the most money.
Sensabaugh made $1.75 million and $1.82 million over the last two seasons in Dallas. That's not the kind of money he's looking for in the open market.
"No, no, no, no," Sensabaugh said, laughing. "Not in the same zip code."
How much will it take to keep Sensabaugh in 75063? We'll probably find out next week.
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