Barry Church misses practice for root canal

AP

Somewhere in Philadelphia, Cary Williams must have nodded a knowing nod, even if he didn’t know why.

Cowboys safety Barry Church missed Monday’s walk-through, after having a root canal, according to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

“I guess it’s been bothering him for a little bit,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “He’s a tough individual, but I guess he had a little incident this morning, so hopefully we’ll get that cleaned up and he’ll be ready to roll.”

The Cowboys used rookie J.J. Wilcox in his place. There’s no word on whether Church needs to attend a dance recital at any point during camp.