Cowboys Covet Doug Free. Gerald Sensabaugh? Notsamuch.

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A year ago Doug Free was a question mark. Now he's an exclamation point.

The Dallas Cowboys professed their love for their left tackle yesterday, placing the highest possible tender on him as the NFL prepares for unchartered and unsettling free agency in the midst of a labor lockout.

Under the tender, the Cowboys would pay Free $3.5 million in 2011 and any team signing him as a free agent would be forced to compensate Dallas with first- and third-round draft picks. The team placed the same tender on receiver Miles Austin last off-season before giving him a six-year, $54 million contract during the season.

While it's clear the Cowboys want to keep Free, they will not -- thankfully -- attempt to re-sign Gerald Sensabaugh after his horrible season at safety. The Cowboys also put tenders on Stephen Bowen, Jason Hatcher and Alan Ball, meaning teams would have to give them something in return if they signed any of the players.

Receiver Sam Hurd and linebacker Leon Williams are also, like Sensabaugh, left to leave. But, of course, all these transactions are under the current system, which becomes extinct Thursday night at 11.

We know who the Cowboys like and don't like. It by no means, however, gives us any certainty of who will play for Dallas next season.

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12 comments
Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I also don't care one bit about roster moves until we know for sure Sundays in October won't feature a Deion Sanders Dance-Off Extravaganza booked at Cowboys Stajium.

And I also want to congratulate the Fail for innovation in radio. They really went above and beyond in the creativity department by featuring a Charlie Sheen quote in a promo. By going with that under-the-radar, quirky quip, they managed to outwit every other single radio station in the world that hasn't even discovered it yet much less beat that dead horse into a bloody pulp already. I tip my glass to you, Fail! You really don't suck as much now!

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

Sensabugh sucked less than anyone else in our secondary, but that is the ultimate in damning with faint praise. At his best, he was average, but more often than not, he was mediocre - which is still several levels higher than the crap being thrown out by Jenkins, Ball and Newman.

Rooster
Rooster

I'm with Merkin. I'm not investing any of my time in next season until I know there's going to BE a season.

Until then.

Football. meh.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

I really wont care about football until this damn OWNERS lockout is over. Rich people fighting rich people bitching about who should get more is just sickening. Holla at me when they finished. Oh and Ball sucked Balls all year. hell romo could played better safety with his broken shoulder

Robm
Robm

Richie, I really do not get your obsession with claiming Gerald Sensabaugh had a horrible year.

He had an average year, and the numbers back that up. If he was teammed with anyone other than the worst starting safety in the NFL in Alan Ball, he would have been even better.

The entire secondary had to compensate for Ball's pathetic play. David Buehler could have played safety better than Ball.

Rooster
Rooster

There's not a radio station on the planet right now that isn't using some sort of Charlie Sheen drop.

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

Let's not single out The Fan for using tired Charlie Sheen quotes in their promos, as The Ticket's doing the exact same thing. I'm a huge P1, but I can't let them get a free pass on this one.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Is it just me or does Ball have helmet problems? Like, we need to evaluate this. Scandrick has it too. They're always looking out of the bottom of helmet instead of straight ahead. Seems like a vision thing to me.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Good God, no kidding. Ball sucked ass. While teamed with Hamlin, Sensabaugh kinda made you forget Hamlin was there.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Heard The Ticket promo featuring it. It's just as lame. The Muser discussion of it getting played out soon was ironic considering it's already well past played out by everyone and their dog.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I haven't heard a promo with it, but I definitely agree that even the Musers have milked it dry during their show.

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