Could Sensabaugh have made a difference?

October, 5, 2011
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IRVING, Texas -- Safety Gerald Sensabaugh was watching the fourth quarter Sunday from inside the Cowboys’ locker room when Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson out-jumped Barry Church, Mike Jenkins and Sean Lee for a ridiculous 23-yard touchdown grab.

Maybe Sensabaugh would not have made a difference on the 6-5 Johnson, but he has recorded a 46-inch vertical leap. You saw him use his vertical to block a kick in the preseason too.

“That was pretty much my responsibility the whole game was to play on top of Calvin and make sure he didn’t get any jump balls and play over the top of him,” Sensabaugh said.

A concussion, however, knocked Sensabaugh out of the game, leaving him helpless.

Sensabaugh did not practice this week but he said he could have returned Sunday if allowed.

“But I guess with the new precautionary reasons anytime you’re a little woozy they have to take you out of the game and you can’t come back,” Sensabaugh said. “They won’t even let you go back on the field and watch the game. I was kind of disappointed in that. I really wanted to be a part of the game.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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