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.
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.