Barry Church Injury: Updates on Cowboys DB's Recovery from Arm Surgery

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Strong safety Barry Church #42 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after the Cowboys defense forced quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions to fumble the ball late in the fourth quarter during a NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church fractured his arm in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The injury required surgery, and he hadn't played since. However, he's ready to return.

Continue for updates.


Church Active vs. Vikings

Thursday, Dec. 1

The Cowboys announced Church will play against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday.


Latest on Church's Practice Status

Wednesday, Nov. 30

The Cowboys announced Church was limited in Wednesday's practice session.


Church Has Provided Stability for Cowboys Defense

Church had three tackles before leaving the Week 8 game.

For the season, Church has 45 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble.

Church broke out for the Cowboys during the 2013 season en route to 135 total tackles, and he's been a stabilizing force in the secondary ever since. His ability to step up into the box and make plays against the run is a crucial aspect of the defense.

               

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