Barry Church Ready to Start at Safety for Cowboys
I just published an article over at Dallas Morning News detailing why the Cowboys made the right move in letting go of Brodney Pool in favor of Barry Church.
In 2011, I tracked Church as racking up 18 solo tackles. Playing 172 snaps, Church’s tackle rate of 10.5 percent was by far the best on the team. As a point of comparison, linebacker Sean Lee was second on the team with a 9.3 percent tackle rate.
In his rookie season of 2010, we saw similar production from Church. He totaled 10 solo tackles in 120 snaps, good for an 8.3 percent tackle rate. Again, that was one of the best marks on the defense.
Church is a good player, but more importantly, he’s improving. He’s a driven guy that has something to prove, and he’s sure a hell of a lot better option than an aging veteran.