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Barry Church | Defensive Back | #42

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
College: Toledo
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Jaguars agreed to terms with SS Barry Church on a four-year, $21.6-million contract.
The deal includes $12 million fully guaranteed. The second best safety on the market, Church reportedly received interest from a "number of teams" before landing in Jacksonville. He will replace Johnathan Cyprien as the starter next to Tashaun Gipson. Wed, Mar 8, 2017 03:46:00 PM

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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Redskins and Jaguars are interested in free agent SS Barry Church.

Rotoworld's No. 2 available safety, Church appears set to get paid coming off a strong year after grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 10 safety out of 91 qualifiers. He received strong marks against both the run and pass. Church has started all 59 games he's appeared in the past four years.
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 09:27:00 AM

On NFL Network's Free Agency Frenzy, Jane Slater said free agent S Barry Church is "getting a lot of attention" from "a number of teams."

Slater reports Church could land "$6-7 million a year," which she believes will price him out of the Cowboys' market. Church recorded 85 tackles and two interceptions in 12 starts last season. He is Rotoworld's No. 2 available safety.
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 01:37:00 PM

Black and Blue Review reports the Panthers are expected to make a run at free agent S Barry Church.

It's an indication the Panthers aren't ready to stick with Tre Boston opposite Kurt Coleman. Now 29, Church had a strong 2016, but missed four games with a forearm issue. He turned 29 last month. He'd be more of a stabilizing than impact addition.
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 03:24:00 PM

ESPN's Todd Archer expects the Cowboys to re-sign free agent SS Barry Church.

Church missed most of November (4 games) with a forearm injury, but had one of his better seasons when healthy. He's been a tackling machine in DC Rod Marinelli's scheme, averaging over 108 tackles the last four years. Church made $4.75 million in 2016 and should push for $5M-plus annually.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 05:49:00 PM

Cowboys SS Barry Church (forearm) is on track to return Thursday against the Vikings.

Church is back after missing the last month with a broken forearm. He's practiced fully the last two days and should resume his role as the starting strong safety. It's convenient timing with J.J. Wilcox nursing a bruised thigh he suffered in last week's win over Washington. Church will wear a protective sleeve to cover the scar on his right arm.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 11:16:00 AM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett expects SS Barry Church (forearm) to practice Monday.

Church is right on time for his return after suffering a broken forearm in late October. He could be held out this week with the Cowboys playing on Thursday night, but he should be back in the lineup soon. Church's return will be a big boost for the secondary.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 11:46:00 AM

Barry Church (forearm) expects to return against the Vikings in Week 13.

Church is still recovering from a broken forearm he suffered last month. The Cowboys' secondary has been playing shorthanded without Church and Morris Claiborne (groin) the past several weeks. J.J. Wilcox has been filling in for Church at strong safety.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said S Barry Church will have surgery on his broken forearm.

Church was expected to avoid surgery, but Jones said the procedure will not change his timetable. The safety should be back sometime in December.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 09:43:00 AM

Cowboys SS Barry Church will miss 3-5 weeks with a broken arm.

EVP Stephen Jones said Church likely will not need surgery, but it is a still a big blow to a secondary which also lost CB Morris Claiborne to a potentially serious groin injury Sunday night. The defense has played surprisingly well this season, but DC Rod Marinelli will have to work some more magic over the next month.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 01:29:00 PM

Cowboys S Barry Church suffered a broken arm Sunday night against the Eagles.

EVP Stephen Jones said he fractured his forearm. The injury is likely not season ending, but it will knock him out for several weeks. Dallas also lost resurgent CB Morris Claiborne to a potential groin tear Sunday night. The defense has played surprisingly well this season, but losing both Church and Claiborne would be a massive blow.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 09:58:00 AM

Cowboys S Barry Church left Week 8 against the Eagles with an arm injury.

Church is done for the night. J.J. Wilcox will pick up his snaps in base sets.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 10:49:00 PM

Cowboys FS Barry Church suffered a broken arm in Week 16.

His season is over. Church isn’t expected to need surgery and should be ready for OTAs. Danny McCray is Church's backup.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Cowboys FS Barry Church led all defensive backs with 135 total tackles in the regular season.

It was a breakout season for the fourth-year man out of Toledo, as he topped his previous career-high by over 100 tackles. The Cowboys' suspect linebacker situation for most of the season certainly helped Church's total. We expect to see regression with a healthy Sean Lee back in the fold.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 10:50:00 AM

The Cowboys will use Barry Church at free safety this season.

At 6'2/220, Church has spent his career as an in-the-box strong safety and situational nickel linebacker. Although new DC Monte Kiffin's scheme calls for interchangeable safeties, shifting Church to free safety is a reminder of the Cowboys' weakness and lack of depth. They'll head into camp with the trio of Will Allen, Matt Johnson and J.J. Wilcox competing to start opposite Church. The latter two have yet to play an NFL snap.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 03:24:00 PM

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