#Cowboys are set to release starting safety Gerald Sensabaugh, I’m told.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2013
Rapoport adds that the Cowboys “love” this year’s draft class of safeties and believe Orlando Scandrick will be able to handling things if needed.
Sensabaugh, 29, was set to make a base salary of $3 million next season and had a cap figure of $1.4 million. His salary would have been guaranteed if he was on the team’s roster as of March 12.
Pro Football Focus has him rated as one of the worst qualifying safeties in the league, mainly due to his inability to play the run. It’s worth noting that he was at least average in terms of coverage.
It will be interesting to see what the Cowboys do next given that they still have plenty of work to do in order to become cap-compliant.
Sensabaugh figures to find interest at least limited interest on the open market, but it seems likely that he’ll have to sign a one-year deal.