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STARTER BACK IN ACTION: Cowboys safety Barry Church learns to ‘pepper down’

OXNARD Calif. – Somewhat lost in the preseason loss at Oakland last Friday was the return to game action of safety Barry Church. Church tore his Achilles in the third game last season against Tampa Bay and spent the rest of the season on injured reserve. He was able to take part in every facet […]

DALLAS COWBOYS 2013-2014 ROSTER: Team counting on Barry Church’s recovery and return from Achilles injury

Bryan Broaddus takes a closer look at Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church and how he fits into the team’s 2013 plans. Name: Barry Church Position: Safety Height/Weight: 6-2/218 Experience: 3 seasons College: Toledo Key stat: In less than two games, Church didn’t accumulate many stats, garnering just eight tackles, including five solo stops. Contract Status: Signed […]

COWBOYS COMMITT: Barry Church wants to reward organization for faith in him

IRVING, Texas – Barry Church is in the early parts of a comeback from Achilles’ tendon surgery, but the Dallas Cowboys safety has some peace of mind. Last week the Cowboys signed Church to a four-year extension worth close to $9 million and an opportunity to add another $3 million through play-time escalators. He received […]

ACHILLES HEEL OR ACHILLES HEAL: Injury puts Barry Church’s future with Dallas Cowboys in a vulnerable spot

Prior to his season-ending Achilles injury Sept. 23 against Tampa Bay, safety Barry Church was offered a new contract by the Dallas Cowboys. Church didn’t turn down the offer or present a counter. Church’s agent, Bruce Tollner, didn’t respond to the new deal. The amount of the contract is unknown, but the Cowboys were willing […]

ROSTER UPDATE: Dallas Cowboys sign Eric Frampton to boost safety position, special teams | Barry Church placed on IR

The Dallas Cowboys signed safety Eric Frampton to take Barry Church’s roster spot. Church was placed on injured reserve today after season-ending surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. Church started the first three games of the season, with eight tackles and two passes defensed. He also had two special teams tackles. Frampton, a fifth-round […]

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Barry Church upbeat despite season-ending Achilles injury

IRVING, Texas – As he sat on the Cowboys bench in the second half of Sunday’s win over the Buccaneers, his right shoe and sock taken off, Barry Church had a look of sheer disappointment. He had just learned his season was over far too early following a Achilles tendon tear – either full or […]

ARMOR ALL NEXT FALL: Barry Church injured without thigh pads; will be required in 2013

In the season opener last year, Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant took a hard hit on a punt return. He wasn’t wearing thigh pads, and the thigh contusion kept him out the next week against the 49ers and slowed him for several weeks after. This year, the same thing already has happened to Barry Church. […]

NEXT MAN UP: Temporary role could increase Barry Church’s value

While the Dallas Cowboys are definitely hopeful that Sean Lee will be back in action this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, and can function with that wrapped-up left wrist, at least they’re working on some solid contingency plans just in case. One of which we saw some last week against Buffalo included backup safety Barry […]

POSTGAME INJURY UPDATE: Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions | MO down; Church praying; and we’re wondering about Waters

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne and safety Barry Church both left with hamstring injuries Sunday. Executive vice president Stephen Jones said today that Church’s isn’t serious, and he should be back this week. But Jones was more pessimistic about Claiborne’s injury. He said Claiborne could miss a couple of games, which would point toward Claiborne’s […]

DALLAS COWBOYS SAFETY VALVE: Sensabaugh, Church show potential to make plays and stabilize secondary

The focus of the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive upgrade in the offseason was at cornerback. They spent megabucks on free agent Brandon Carr and traded up six spots to take Morris Claiborne in the first round. The hope is that better coverage leads to more sacks, pressures and, ultimately, interceptions. But what ailed the Cowboys in […]

NICK EATMAN: It’s time to start going to Church

When it comes to training camp, obviously you must have position battles. That’s how you find out who can really play and who can’t. That’s how you find out how a player competes without having to see it in a real game. And if the competition is close between a veteran and young player, then […]

ROSTER MOVES: Murray and Church replaced by RB Morris and S Silva | Wilson signed to practice squad

The Dallas Cowboys placed DeMarco Murray and Barry Church on injured reserve Tuesday, ending the season for both players. Both moves were expected. Murray fractured an ankle and suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday night’s loss to the New York Giants, and Church injured a shoulder injury, which will require surgery. To replace them […]

Dallas Cowboys finding out versatility of Church

Not since his junior season at Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh has Barry Church found himself playing the cornerback position. And he said it wasn’t too long before he found out safety was a better spot. That’s where he excelled enough to be a four-time all-conference performer at Toledo and now have a job […]

DALLAS COWBOYS OTA UPDATE: McClain in Pain, Hitchens Hobbled | Press-Packed Presser | Green in the green | Cowboy Buzz–Live sideline OTA reactions & comments | Purple Proposition

There was a packed house for Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett’s OTA’s opening press conference. Listen (or download) the full MP3 from the new Dallas Cowboys Audio Archives page featured here on your The Boys Are Back website.  

MEET YOUR NEW DALLAS COWBOY: Secondary Secured–CB/S Byron Jones snagged 27th overall | Pro Scouting Report | Bonus Audio–Secret Call and more | NFL Draft 2015

IRVING, Texas – Having patiently waited throughout the opening night of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected one of the best athletes in this draft class, snagging Byron Jones with the 27th overall pick. 

BOYS LACK D-BACK ATTACK: Seeking Seriously Solid Secondary–Brewing Backend Bubble Trouble | Promising Players & Prospects | 2015 NFL Draft primer

IRVING, Texas – For quite a while now, it’s been a yearly source of consternation for the Cowboys and their fans: the lack of a top-notch, dependable safety in the Dallas secondary. 

2014 GAME 9 INJURY UPDATE: Arizona vs. Dallas | OLB Justin Durant season ends; MLB McClain sits | LB Tim Dobbins signed | Breaking down the breakdown | Emphasis placed on solid tackling | Cowboys-Cardinals Injury and Practice Report

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys have signed linebacker Tim Dobbins to the active roster and moved Justin Durant to season-ending injured reserve. 

2014-2015 GAME 2 RECAP: Dallas vs. Tennessee | Cowboys run away road win vs. Titans, 26-10 | Murray carries Dallas Cowboys to dominant win | Gameday videos

FIRST TAKE VIDEO – Murray & McClain show up big | 2:45 | First impressions of the Dallas Cowboys week 2 victory at Tennessee. (Watch | Listen) GAME RECAP – DeMarco Murray leads Dallas Cowboys to a 26-10 win The Dallas Cowboys went old school in their impressive 26-10 victory over Tennessee, using a grinding […]

DALLAS COWBOYS ROSTER 2014 | Meet your initial 53-man squad | 2014 Dallas Cowboys Practice Squad taking shape | Final roster cut-down | Player trade

IRVING, Texas – The 2014 Dallas Cowboys roster for Week 1 against San Francisco is bound to look change. But for the time being, this is the team’s 53-man roster – a group that has several surprising additions and subtractions, particularly at quarterback.

OVER BEFORE IT BEGAN: Dallas Cowboys LB DeVonte Holloman’s suffers career-ending neck injury | Former coach, players react | LBs continue position shifts in aftermath

Reaction to Holloman Retirement | 3:33 | Jason Garrett and Dallas Cowboys players react to the news of DeVonte Holloman’s career-ending neck injury. (Video | Audio) Jason Garrett – Holloman’s future; Starters playing time | 15:22 | Coach Garrett speaks with the media prior to leaving for this weekend’s preseason game at Miami. (Video | […]

2014 PRESEASON GAME RECAP: Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers | Defense struggled without key starters | Players performance reviewed | Broaddus from the broadcast booth | Ahmad Dixon shines | Third-string RB battle taking shape

Highlights Video | Cowboys at Chargers | 2:21 | The San Diego Chargers played host to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1 of the preseason, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden had 107 yards and a touchdown. (Watch | No Audio) First Take | 3:33 | Break down of the game from Qualcomm Stadium after the […]

2014 COWBOYS CAMP COVERAGE: Tony Romo update | Brandon Carr, Rolando McClain out; expect Ronald Leary soon | Rookie DeMarcus Lawrence sack-hungry

Tony Romo: Just starting to be the player I want to be | 8:07 | Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo talks about managing reps while at training camp, his injury status, and why he thinks his best years are head of him. (Watch | Listen) OXNARD, CA – For all intents and purposes, Tony Romo’s […]

THE BOYS ARE BACK: Dallas Cowboys arrive at Naval Base near Oxnard, California | 2014-2015 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp | Dallas Cowboys photo gallery

OXNARD, Calif. – At long last, the Dallas Cowboys arrived at Naval Base Ventura County (at Point Mugu) and began their quest into the 2014-2015 season.

DALLAS COWBOYS TRAINING CAMP: ‘Boys unite for player-organized conditioning test | Players building team identity | Dallas Cowboys 2014-2015

OXNARD, CA – The camaraderie among many of the Dallas Cowboys players got a jumpstart this week (Monday) before the team ever traveled out to training camp.