UPDATED: Tender Me This

With the deadline coming up in eight days, the Cowboys still have several players yet to sign their tenders. Several are unhappy and the rest have been very quiet.

Gerald Sensabaugh for example decided not to participate in the first offseason conditioning program this week. According to his agent he is not under contract but has been training six days a week on his own.

Marcus Spears and Steve Octavien signed their tenders yesterday. Cory Procter was the first to sign the tender back in March, which actually makes perfect sense.

I expect the remaining unsigned players will jump on board soon. I believe Miles Austin knows he will get his money eventually and hopefully it will all work out smoothly.

Interestingly enough, Alan Ball hasn’t signed his exclusive rights tender and with the release of Ken Hamlin he could be more essential than ever before.

Its been a slow and silent offseason regarding free agency and the Dallas Cowboys. With our rivals signing big names we have remained very conservative to say the least. Maybe that’s because we already have the players we need for a championship team. After the draft, hopefully we will have a few eager rookies who will complete this team that not only were the division champs, but also won their first playoff game in 12 years.

NOTE: We will update this post as the players continue to sign in the days to come.

UPDATE (4-7-10): Pat McQuistan has signed his tender.

UPDATE (4-8-10): Jason Hatcher and Junior Siavii have signed their tender.

UPDATE (4-9-10): Stephen Bowen has signed his tender.

Deadline: April 15th

Restricted Free Agents

Miles Austin, First Round Tender

Sam Hurd, Second Round Tender

Pat Watkins, Original Draft Pick

Duke Preston, Original Draft Pick

Gerald Sensabaugh, Second Round Tender

Stephen Bowen, Second Round Tender – SIGNED

Jason Hatcher, Second Round Tender – SIGNED

Junior Siavii, Original Draft Pick – SIGNED

Pat McQuistan, Original Draft Pick – SIGNED

Corey Procter, Second Round Tender – SIGNED

Marcus Spears, Original Draft Pick – SIGNED

Cletis Gordon – SIGNED 1 Year Deal

Shaun Suisham – NOT TENDERED

Unrestricted Free Agents

Montrae Holland, Unrestricted Free Agent

Exclusive Rights Free Agents

Steve Octavien, Exclusive Rights Tender – SIGNED

Alan Ball, Exclusive Rights Tender

Comments
  1. nate

    Ya know Kelly, Ive been so caught up lately in the draft and the players in it that I often overlook the fact that 3 of the 4 safeties on the roster are not even signed yet. Ball and Sensabaugh as probable starters and Watkins as veteran depth and “ace” special teams. Hope everyone just signs their tender and gets their head into 2010 sooner than later.

    • I think they will all sign soon. Jerry has the reputation of giving players their due. I like when teams make players work for the money instead of just paying them and then they stop producing (e.g. Ken Hamlin).

  2. I wonder who are kicker will be next season?

  3. Tom

    I’m hoping Buehler can work out his accuracy issues and free up a spot for another guy and handle both kick offs and FG’s.

    • nate

      I’m with ya, Tom.

  4. nate

    Siavii and Hatcher just signed their tenders.

  5. Rob V.

    sign baby sign!!!! Next up is Sensabaugh and Austin. Long term I hope. Two more weeks until the draft. Can’t wait.

  6. Full Metal Black

    Sensabaugh, I hope he will sign his. As for Austin what’s the hold up on that?