IRVING, Texas (CBSDC/AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have released safety Gerald Sensabaugh to clear more room under the salary cap.
Sensabaugh, a four-year starter for the Cowboys, sent a tweet Monday saying he had been released for cap purposes.
The team reported on its website that the move saves $1.4 million under the cap, and the Cowboys avoid paying his $3 million salary in 2013.
Sensabaugh signed as a free agent in Dallas 2009 and was a solid if not spectacular presence in their secondary. He missed two games in four years and led the team with a career-high five interceptions in 2010.
The Cowboys have cleared more than $20 million in cap space since last week.
The team also placed its franchise tag on Anthony Spencer who recorded a career-high 11 sacks last season.
The Washington Redskins are not expected to use the franchise tag this season. NFL teams have until 4 p.m. ET Monday to use the franchise designation.
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