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Monday, October 18, 2010
Gerald Sensabaugh takes the blame

By Calvin Watkins

There were plenty of mistakes in the Cowboys' 24-21 loss to the Vikings on Sunday at the Metrodome.

Percy Harvin's 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the second half was just a momentum boost for the home team. The score tied the game, but more importantly it seemed the Cowboys had two chances to tackle Harvin.
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First safety Gerald Sensabaugh missed him first then Barry Church also came up empty. The Vikings did a good job of blocking the return.

"They kind of ran a counter to the other side," Sensabaugh said. "I was just attacking, knowing I have to keep him inside and he cut up inside on me. I feel I should have made that play."

Harvin tied a Vikings record for the most combined kick return touchdowns in his careeer with three. Harvin returned two kicks for scores last year, an 88 yarder vs. Pittsburgh and a 101 yarder vs. San Francisco.

The last time an opponent returned a kickoff for a score against the Cowboys was Arizona's J.J. Arrington in 2008 for 93 yards.

Said Wade Phillips on Harvin's return: "...he runs it all the way back and that put them back in the game."

Harvin's score tied the game, 14-14.