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