Sensabaugh gets beat

MINNEAPOLIS -- I believe it was Dallas safety Gerald Sensabaugh who said last week that the Cowboys would have to beat themselves in order to lose Sunday at the Metrodome.

Sensabaugh, however, just got smoked by Minnesota receiver Sidney Rice on a 47-yard touchdown pass from Brett Favre. Sensabaugh got so turned around that he never saw the ball delivered, caught or even returned to the official after the score.

Seriously, though, the Cowboys are probably still wondering how their strong safety got locked up one-on-one with the Vikings’ Pro Bowl receiver. I’m guessing it was a blown coverage. Quarterback Brett Favre immediately identified the mismatch and laid a perfect pass down the right sideline.

Vikings lead 7-0 here as the first quarter is winding down.