Former Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars this spring, finding a new home in Florida. Church started for the Cowboys at safety over the last few years, even being voted captain of the defense.
So, clearly, Church was a leader in the locker room and had the pulse of the team. Especially on the defensive side of the ball.
Yesterday, in a post-practice press conference, Church stated that his new team has “a lot more talent” than the Cowboys did last season, despite their 13-3 record.
On defense, he seems to be right.
Jaguars safety Barry Church says he feels this Jags team has more talent than his #Cowboys squad last season. Dallas went 13-3. https://t.co/EcbxfUGsvy
Sure, the Cowboys made some nice moves to bolster the back end of their defense through the NFL Draft, but they certainly don’t have a Jalen Ramsey in that secondary. It’s also clear they don’t have a Malik Jackson or an eight-sack Yannick Ngakoue in their front seven.
Still, it was interesting to see Church make these thoughts public, and show how he truly feels about the Cowboys defensive talent.
Church later went on to discuss the different practice philosophies they have in Jacksonville, stating that they have more practice periods, and an overall more demanding experience during camp.