The Dallas Cowboys signed safety Gerald Sensabaugh to a one-day contract today, allowing him to retire as a Cowboy. Sensabaugh signed with Dallas as a free agent on March 10, 2009, playing the final four years of his career with the Cowboys. He was originally drafted in the fifth-round (157th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft by Jacksonville out of North Carolina. For his career, he started 84-of-112 games posting 469 tackles, two sacks, six tackles for loss, 43 pressures, forced four fumbles, five fumble recoveries and 14 interceptions. He also excelled on special teams throughout his career, recording 41 tackles, four blocked kicks and one fumble recovery. He appeared in two playoff games in his eight-year career, 2005 with Jacksonville and 2009 with Dallas, totaling 12 tackles, two tackles for loss, one pass breakup and adding another stop on special teams.
The Cowboys also announced today the release of quarterback Aaron Corp and defensive tackle Brian Price.
The Dallas Cowboys signed free agent quarterback Aaron Corp today. Corp signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Richmond following the 2012 NFL Draft. He was released on May 14, 2012 and remained out of football until re-signing with Buffalo on February 14, 2013. The Bills released him again on April 29. Corp began his collegiate career at Southern California in 2007 and redshirted. He was the team's third quarterback in 2008, appearing in five games, before winning the starting job in the spring of 2009. Corp cracked the top of his left fibula in 2009 fall camp and Matt Barkley won the starting job. He transferred to Richmond in 2010 and started the first five games before suffering a season-ending knee injury. He completed 67 passes for 645 yards and three scores in the four full games before his injury. He returned in 2011 to start all 11 games for the Spiders, throwing for 2,682 yards and 17 touchdowns while completing 247-of-388 of his passes. He set an NCAA FCS single-game record for completion percentage, completing 91.2 percent of his throws (31-of-34) against Towson.
Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will be the site of the first College Football Playoff championship game on Jan. 12, 2015.
Tampa, Fla., the only other bidder for the inaugural title game, reportedly made a strong presentation and lost out in a close call.
The final three sites for the semifinal rotation also were announced and Cowboys Stadium came up a winner again.
The Rose, Orange and Sugar bowls are already part of the semifinal rotation. The Rose and Sugar will host the first semifinals Jan. 1, 2015.
BCS commissioners also revealed the final three bowl sites for the semifinal rotation. According to CBSSports.com the Cotton Bowl, which is played at the $1.2 billion home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, will be part of the six-bowl rotation, along with the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta and the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz.
The Holiday Bowl in San Diego also bid for a spot in the semifinal rotation, but was not selected.
The Rose, Orange and Sugar bowls previously were selected to be in the six-bowl semifinal rotation. The first semifinal games in the new system that replaces the current BCS format will be played in the Rose and Sugar on Jan. 1, 2015.
The semifinal format will pit the No. 1 vs. the No. 4 seed and the No. 2 against the No. 3. The Orange and Cotton bowls will get the semis in 2016, followed by the Fiesta and Chick-fil-A in 2017, according to ESPN.
A committee of 14 to 20 members will determine the four qualifiers. The makeup of the committee has yet to be determined, but the commissioners were planning to discuss the process during their meetings this week.
The Dallas Cowboys 2013 schedule has been released. Highlights include hosting the New York Giants in the season opener on September 8, and Peyton Manning making his first trip to Cowboys Stadium with the Broncos on October 6. Other home games bring the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers to Arlington, along with the Redskins and Eagles. The Oakland Raiders return for a Thanksgiving visit. The Cowboys' lone Monday night game will be at Chicago on December 9.