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Gerald Sensabaugh may miss some time after knee surgery

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The only returning starter in the Cowboys secondary may not be able to start training camp next week.

Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com reports that safety Gerald Sensabaugh could miss the start of camp after a recent arthoscopic knee surgery. The procedure was described as a clean-up, which is what teams and players say when trying to minimize the alarm.

Sensabaugh missed several OTA workouts and the June minicamp because of soreness in the right knee.

The Cowboys report to their facility July 25, but veterans don’t begin practice i Oxnard, Calif., until July 30. It’s unclear how much Sensabaugh will be able to do then.

With new corners Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne and safety Brodney Pool, Sensabaugh was the lone link to last year’s defensive backfield.

Now former undrafted rookie Barry Church and fourth-rounder Matt Johnson will have a chance at more repetitions early in camp.

Sensabaugh signed a five-year extension last December, and has been durable for the Cowboys, missing just one game in three years.

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10 Responses to “Gerald Sensabaugh may miss some time after knee surgery”
  1. n0hopeleft says: Jul 16, 2012 11:19 AM

    This is the same as him being on the field, he’s non-existent to good passing teams.

    Cowboys fans, do you really think you’re stopping ANYONE with Gerald and Brodney as your starting safeties?

  2. raideryan88 says: Jul 16, 2012 12:07 PM

    This d is going to be strong. Why not try jenkins to fill in.?

  3. gmacbigd says: Jul 16, 2012 12:42 PM

    Sensabaugh is a pretty good safety. Sure he has a few lapses here and there but he is in the top 15 in the league. He will be greatly helped by the new corners.

  4. ceschatz says: Jul 16, 2012 12:49 PM

    non existent? he was the only player worth a damn in the cowboys secondary last year. you should probably try watching a cowboys game before you comment.

  5. kowboydmac says: Jul 16, 2012 12:51 PM

    Everytime I hear of this guy, I remember the lick he took from Greg Jones back in college (NC vs FSU)

  6. jg725 says: Jul 16, 2012 1:01 PM

    ceschatz says:
    Jul 16, 2012 12:49 PM
    non existent? he was the only player worth a damn in the cowboys secondary last year. you should probably try watching a cowboys game before you comment.

    I watched a couple cowboy games – i watched enough to see eli go up and down the field at will against ryans terrible defense…..

  7. kowboydmac says: Jul 16, 2012 1:01 PM

    My mistake, that was the other safety from NC, Dexter Reid.

  8. cowboyz4lyfe says: Jul 16, 2012 2:01 PM

    I got a good feeling about this matt johnson dude…this could be his chance to bump one of the vets

  9. gmacbigd says: Jul 16, 2012 2:06 PM

    That was Newman and Ball getting burned by Cruz. Thankfully, they are gone.

  10. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 16, 2012 2:18 PM

    This is going to open the door for rookie Matt Johnson. I’m not convinced he is ready to play in the NFL yet but he will get a good look in camp and preseason now.

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