Examining the Cowboys belief in Church
This week I shall take an examining look at the Dallas Cowboys’ belief in Church.
It was in the third game of the 2012 season when safety Barry Church ruptured his Achilles tendon. Barry was off to a promising start that year after having to fight his way onto the roster in 2010. Things looked pretty dark for his future.
In an amazing act, the Dallas Cowboys, shortly after Barry Church’s season ending injury, on October 26, 2012, gave Church a contract extension. The Cowboys apparently had great faith in the surgeon who repaired Church’s Achilles tendon, and in Barry’s dedication to get back on the field with his teammates.
His former defensive coordinator, Rob Ryan said, “This guy and all you guys saw it, he’s going to be a superstar in this league.” (credit: Fort Worth Star Telegram.)
Last season, Church proved his worth to the Cowboys and his fans as he started every game in the 2013 campaign. In fact, he was one of the few bright spots on the defense. Not only did Church play every single game, he led the squad with tackles with 135, 107 of which were solo tackles.
Defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford had his season cut short last season by rupturing his Achilles tendon early in camp. Fortunately, Crawford used the same surgeon as Church did, and he is on schedule to return for the 2014 season. If Crawford can be as successful in his return as Church was, things are looking up for this season.
The Cowboys proved it is good to have faith in Church.
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