The other day I solicited the fans’ take on which free agent safety would be ideal for the Cowboys. Based on the responses in the comments section and on Facebook, most would like to see Eric Weddle in a Cowboys’ uniform this season. But it doesn’t sound like anyone would have a problem with Michael Huff either. However, this only addresses one of the safety spots. The Cowboys have a decision to make on free agent Gerald Sensabaugh.
Last year, Sensabaugh started slowly, but he came on strong once Wade Phillips was fired. The majority of his interceptions and pass deflections came in the second half. That’s why it’s interesting that both Gerald and Wade have expressed interest in reuniting with the Texans. Sensabaugh seemed to grow a bit after Phillips left. Of course, so did everyone else on the team so this probably means very little.
Last year’s problems in the secondary were largely attributable to the safety position. The Alan Ball experiment at free safety failed miserably, and, as I said, Sensabaugh really struggled over the first half. If the Cowboys want to dominate on defense this year, they must address their deficiencies at safety. If they sign one of the big name free agents, that still leaves a hole at the other position. Barry Church and Danny McCray may eventually develop into solid NFL players, but if the Cowboys have to rely on one of those two to start this year, they are going to have problems stopping the pass.
No doubt, Sensabaugh would like to stay with the Cowboys. He has made that very clear. However, he feels like he is deserving of a multi-year deal, something the Cowboys may not agree with.
Sensabaugh is the Cowboys best option at strong safety. The last thing they want to do is spend money on a big name free agent safety and then still have the position be a weak spot because Barry Church is starting.
What’s your take? Should the Cowboys bring back Sensabaugh?