Barry Church says Jaguars “have a lot more talent” than Cowboys

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Safety Barry Church signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He started 63 games in his seven seasons in Dallas, including 12 last season when he was voted a team captain for a team that finished 13-3.

But Church left the Cowboys in the offseason, signing a four-year, $26 million deal with the Jaguars.

In five months, Church has come to the conclusion that the Jaguars have more talent than the Cowboys. He didn’t go as far as teammates Malik Jackson and Calais Campbell in predicting a Super Bowl run for his new team, but Church obviously has faith the Jaguars can do at least as well as the Cowboys did last season.

“The culture is pretty much the same [in Jacksonville as in Dallas],” Church said in quotes distributed by the team. “We have a real close group like we did in Dallas. We have a real close group here. We had a real close group, but I was just a little bit younger when I was in Dallas. I feel like we have a lot more talent than we did over there. We just have to keep plugging away and get ready for Week 1.”

And it took Church only two training camp practices to determine the Jaguars practice harder than the Cowboys.

“It is a lot more demanding [than the Cowboys],” Church said. “A lot more periods. I think we had about 18 today. Back on my old team we probably had about 12 or something like that. Like coach said, there are a lot of new players in here. The coaching staff is trying to figure out who fits where. We need a lot of periods, and we need all that to get the chemistry down. We are just working on that and getting ready.”

The Jaguars have won a combined 11 games the past three seasons and have not made the playoffs since 2007, though they enter 2017 brimming with confidence.

26 responses to “Barry Church says Jaguars “have a lot more talent” than Cowboys

  1. As a Cowboy fan I hope nothing but the best for Church. He was a good player for the Cowboys and I was sorry to see him go.

  2. Ok, so Blake Bortles is better than Dak ? If I were choosing OL’s , I’m going guess that Dallas is better than the Jags. Jason Witten is probably going to be in the Hall, who on the Jags is even close to that right now ?

  3. Good football player who deserved to get paid. Good in locker room
    as well. He will be missed in Dallas.

  4. I don’t know that I’d disagree with him. I’m always kind of shocked at seeing how the Jaguars seem to lose even though they seem to have lots of talented players.

  5. The Jaguars have won a combined 11 games the past three seasons and have not made the playoffs since 2007, though they enter 2017 brimming with confidence.
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    And Dallas has won 29 the past three seasons. If Marininelli didn’t want to keep you, that says a lot.

  6. Remember, Mike Hampton signed with the Colorado Rockies because of the school system…

  7. Everyone is undefeated this time of the year, but to predict a SB when you weren’t even a .500 team seems a tad bit unrealistic. Good luck though!

  8. 11 games won in 3 seasons playing the AFC South…..I understand repping your new team but that is nonsensical!

    Buttttt…..Dallas would have kept him if they had the cap space. They didn’t and will now run with Heath. As a Dallas fan I would hope for anyone over Heath.

  9. Talk is cheap, BUT I hope the Cowboys suffer a meltdown.
    Almost twice the suspensions for behavior issues as the second place team.
    Jones is a scumbag as atre the whole damn family.
    Hopefully, they nail Zeke and all the other societal misfits

  10. firerogergoodellnow says:
    Jul 28, 2017 4:57 PM
    Playoff wins since 1997:
    Jacksonville – 3
    Dallas – 2

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    1997? Are we just picking arbitrary dates to pull from? Ok, I can do that as well.

    Total All Time Super Bowl Wins;
    Dallas – 5
    Jacksonville – 0

    Playoff Wins Since 2007
    Dallas – 2
    Jacksonville – 0

  11. orangedestroyer says:Jul 28, 2017 5:10 PM

    Talk is cheap, BUT I hope the Cowboys suffer a meltdown.
    Almost twice the suspensions for behavior issues as the second place team.
    Jones is a scumbag as atre the whole damn family.
    Hopefully, they nail Zeke and all the other societal misfits

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    Dude…. get a grip. Holding on to all of that hate must be tiring. It’s just football man.

  12. All that talent and still can’t put it together! What Barry may not realize is that the talent Dallas drafted this year is superior to the talent they lost, Church included. Barry is a great locker room guy but he wouldn’t know an interception if it him him in the forehead!

  13. Since some are comparing players like Dak and the Cowboys’ offensive line, maybe look deeper.

    Church plays defense and the Jags defense is by far the more talented of the two teams. If you look it over, the Jags are better at arguably every position on defense. The closest the Cowboys get to being better on defense is Sean Lee vs Telvin Smith, DeMarcus Lawrence vs Yannick Ngakoue, and Byron Jones vs Tashaun Gipson. I’d take Smith over Lee, Lawrence and Ngakoue push, and Gipson currently over Jones’ potential. The other 8 players are all in the Jags favor.

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