After knee-jerking about Jerry Jones’ signing of the threepeat offender, Gerald Sensabaugh the other day, let me give a little balance by commending the oft-maligned GM for signing Sensabaugh to a sensible contract. Clarence Hill, writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports that the former Jacksonville Jaguars safety has signed a one-year, $1.75 million deal.
I like the deal because it puts the onus on the player to earn his way. Rather than pre-rewarding him for work yet completed, ala the Washington Redskins and Albert Haynesworth, Jerry is saying, “Alright, come in here and excel, keep your nose clean, and earn the contract you really want.”
Actually, Jerry’s off-season moves to date have made sense, and seem to have taken the pressure off of filling dire needs with draft picks. He hasn’t thrown silly money around and he has filled holes on the defensive side of the ball. The final two weeks of the 2008 season revealed just how far from whole that unit was.
So, kudos to Jerry the GM. Maybe with Stephen Jones on one elbow and Dan Reeves on the other, the former wildcatter will find a healthy balance between risk and caution. And just maybe, the cautious risks will render playoff rewards.
We can hope!
Tell us What You Think:
What grade would you give Jerry Jones for his off-season, free agent moves so far?
- B - Not the Best, but Better than I expected (55%, 6 Votes)
- A - I think he is doing an outstanding job (27%, 3 Votes)
- C - Eh, Average (9%, 1 Votes)
- F - Abject Failure (9%, 1 Votes)
- D - What a Dipstick! (0%, 0 Votes)
- Z - I am ineligible to vote because I do not have the good sense to be a Cowboys' fan. (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 11