Three Dallas Cowboys You May Have Forgotten About

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Oct 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church (42) celebrates making an interception with cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Barry Church

Let’s face it; the Cowboys secondary was a mess last season, as was the entire defense. It’s easy to kick guys like Barry Church to the curb following a rough year, and hence he falls on this list. I’m not going to sugar coat it, Church did not live up to the hype that was built up about him following his 2012, injury-shortened season. He was looking like an answer at safety and the whole time he was out we all looked forward to the day he would get a chance to play a full season in the secondary. Sure, he had some somewhat decent numbers (135 total tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 1 int.) but he seemed lost and overmatched in coverage. But he’ll be better this year for two reasons: 1- He’s has a season under his belt in Rod Marinelli’s system so the familiarity will help him play without thinking too much. 2 – I believe the Cowboys’ front four and pass rush will be better than last year, no matter what critics say. Look for Church to secure his job early and take his game to the next level.

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