Safety's retirement catches Jason Garrett by surprise

May, 10, 2013
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IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys moved safety Gerald Sensabaugh to the reserve/retired list on Friday after the veteran signed a contract with the club on Thursday.

The Cowboys cut Sensabaugh in March, choosing not to pay him $3 million, but the decision to retire caught coach Jason Garrett by surprise. Sensabaugh turns 30 in June and started all but two games in which he was healthy for the Cowboys since 2009.

“He’s a young football player with a lot of football left in him,” Garrett said. “But … Line 1 in football is the desire to do it. It’s a hard physical game and if you don’t really want to do it, you’re in the wrong profession. He’s had a very good career and wish him certainly the best. He’s been a good player for us for the last few years.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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