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Cowboys Safety Barry Church Reportedly to Sign with Jaguars

While nothing is official until 4:00pm EST tomorrow, some NFL signings are already being announced during the current negotiation period. The appear to have suffered their first major loss of the 2017 as starting appears to be headed to a new team.

This isn't the first time that Jacksonville had paid heavily for a former Cowboy. In 2015 they signed offensive to a big contract despite his lack of starting experience.

Barry Church has plenty of experience, starting every game he's played in since 2012. Undrafted in 2010, Church made his name on and spent two years working his way into the starting lineup. He has been one of the Cowboys' most prolific tacklers for several seasons.

While never a dynamic play-maker, Church has been a solidly reliable presence at safety. He has also been one of the Cowboys' best citizens and a model teammate. He will go down as one of the league's better success stories for undrafted rookies.

With Barry Church leaving and also a free agent, Dallas currently has as the presumed replacement. Unless they sign or draft someone in the coming months, Heath will start alongside at safety in 2017.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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Travis Diggs

Can’t say I’m shocked I’m not too mad because playing madden (I know it’s only madden but..) Church left because we can’t afford him I kept Wilcox because he’s cheaper and Heath & Frazier are not starters yet I think they draft Obi from Uconn He played with Byron in college And he dominated the combine like Byron did. Think about it

Jess Haynie

Since the days of Pat Watkins I’ve coveted a tall safety who could actually play. While I am okay with Jeff Heath starting, I am not opposed to adding significant talent and having a great safety duo for years to come.

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