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Andrew Sendejo learning on fly

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Signed last November after playing for Sacramento of the UFL, safety Andrew Sendejo never had much of a chance to make an impression on the Cowboys.

He saw special teams’ duty in two of the five games he was on the 53-man roster and had one tackle.

Because of the lockout, Sendejo is once again learning on the fly.

“It hasn’t really settled down too much,” Sendejo said. “Training camp doesn’t really settle down. You’re always on the go and for us defensively it’s about trying to get the foundation of the defense established and nailing things down.”

With Danny McCray bothered by a shoulder injury, Sendejo, who had four tackles against Denver, is working with the first-team dime defense and coach Jason Garrett has seen a little change in the Rice grad.

“He’s a smart football player,” Garrett said. “It’s really important to him. He’s trying to get better in all that he’s given an opportunity to do both on defense and in the kicking game. He’s getting better. He’s playing with more confidence and playing with more decisiveness.”