Cowboys WR Hurd signs one-year, $1.8M tender offer

IRVING, Texas -- Wide receiver Sam Hurd signed his tender offer Friday, bringing him back for a fifth season with the Dallas Cowboys.

Hurd went into last season battling Miles Austin for a role as the team's third receiver, then wound up back in the pack and continuing his role as a special-teams ace. Over 50 career games, Hurd has 31 catches for 510 yards and two touchdowns, as well as 51 tackles on special teams.

Hurd made the Cowboys in 2006 as an undrafted rookie from Northern Illinois. The Cowboys put a second-round tender on the restricted free agent this offseason, meaning he'll make $1.8 million this season.

The Cowboys have yet to sign two key restricted free agents: Austin and safety Gerald Sensabaugh. They can no longer sign with other teams, but they are likely hoping to work out more than a one-year deal in Dallas. Austin has been offered almost $3.2 million, Sensabaugh just over $1.8 million.

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