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Jaguars Waive Barry Church; Could Cowboys Bring Him Back?

Veteran safety Barry Church was released today by the . Could he return home to the Dallas Cowboys, where he spent his first seven seasons?

Despite his and consistency on , Dallas allowed Church to leave in when Jacksonville gave him a lucrative deal. But if he clears waivers, could the Cowboys consider bring him back for depth and support during their likely playoff run?

Jane Slater of the reported on this potential reunion:

The Cowboys have had solid play from their current starting safeties, and . Neither is a star, but the duo has not been a liability during the team's current five-game winning streak.

Church was a similar player, reliable if never exceptional, during his time in Dallas. He could be a nice insurance policy for the if something happened to one of the starters.

Barry knows the system. He never played for , but he was with for three seasons before leaving in free agency.

According to reports out of Jacksonville, Church is being released because the team wants to go with younger, cheaper players now that their season is over. There is no known keeping Barry from playing.

Of course, Dallas would have to make room on the roster to pick Church up. They could third-year prospect , who is the current fourth man at safety.

Barry Church must now go through the 24-hour process. A team may claim him, including the Cowboys. We'll see what the future holds.

What do you think?

Jess Haynie

Written by 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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