The Cowboys re-signed safety Gerald Sensabaugh on Thursday, but he won’t be fighting to retain his starting job this summer.
Sensabaugh has decided to retire and is signing a one-day contract so that he can call it a career while a member of the Cowboys. Nick Eatman of the Cowboys website reports that the team will place Sensabaugh on the Reserve/Retired list on Friday.
When they do, it will drop the curtain on Sensabaugh’s eight-year NFL career. Sensabaugh played four years with the Jaguars after they made him a fifth-round pick in the 2005 draft and then four more with the Cowboys. He signed an extension with the team in 2011, but was released after the 2012 season to save the cap-strapped team some money. He didn’t have a very good season in 2012, which might have made him expendable at any price as the Cowboys shifted gears defensively this offseason with the hiring of Monte Kiffin as defensive coordinator.
Sensabaugh turns 30 next month and drew some interest in free agency. He would have likely drawn some more as teams tweak their rosters between now and training camp, but that obviously wasn’t enough to convince Sensabaugh to keep his career going a little longer.