Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Cowboys looking at safety market
By Todd Archer
SAN ANTONIO -- Now that the Cowboys have wrapped up their top free-agent priority in Doug Free, they can move on to the safety position.
Gerald Sensabaugh, the starter at strong safety the last two seasons, has had talks with the Cowboys and other teams since the market opened on Tuesday. The team has had discussions with the agents for Abram Elam and Eric Weddle, who has since re-signed with the Chargers. It is not clear if the Cowboys are in on the Michael Huff sweepstakes or not.
In two years with the Cowboys, Sensabaugh had six interceptions, including five last year and four after Jason Garrett took over as head coach. He had 53 tackles and two sacks with nine pass breakups last year.
Elam, who played for the Cowboys in 2006 and was cut in the coaching change the following year, started 15 games for new Cowboys coordinator Rob Ryan in Cleveland last season. He was credited with 77 tackles by the coaches with two sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 10 pass deflections.