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Cowboys Sign Gerald Sensabaugh To Five-Year Deal, According To Report

After three seasons of one-year contracts, Gerald Sensabaugh finally has a long-term deal with Dallas.

The Dallas Cowboys' secondary has been depleted in recent weeks, thanks to injuries to cornerback Mike Jenkins and safety Danny McCray, and Dallas has been without safety Abram Elam this week because of a death in his family. But Gerald Sensabaugh has been playing, and well, and ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins is reporting that the Cowboys have agreed to terms with Sensabaugh to a five-year deal worth $22.5 million as a result.

Sensabaugh, who has been in Dallas and playing on one-year contracts since 2009, will receive $8 million in guaranteed money as part of the deal. He's been a productive member of the Dallas secondary in 2011, snagging two interceptions and making 60 tackles, ranking second and third on the team, respectively, in those categories.

Dallas' secondary has been merely middle-of-the-pack in the NFL in 2011, ranking 14th in pass defense, but the Cowboys have been very good at avoiding the big play: their longest pass allowed, a 52-yarder, is the shortest of any in the NFL.

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