News: ESPND: Barry Church facing shoulder surgery (Injury updates)

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Dec 12
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    By Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys will fill their running back need with veteran Sammy Morris (following DeMarco Murray’s ankle injury). But they are on the lookout for a safety, too.

    According to sources, Barry Church will need surgery on his right shoulder, which popped out twice during Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants.

    Cornerback Mike Jenkins will wear a harness to support his right shoulder, which he said popped out in the second quarter after falling hard on the turf in the end zone.

    Nose tackle Jay Ratliff played two-plus quarters with a rib muscle strain. He was in noticeable pain after the game and spent time stretching on the sideline in between plays. With Ratliff in a reduced role, Sean Lissemore took over at nose tackle.

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  2. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Lissemore did okay at NT.

    Nooooooooo on Barry Church. That's my boy.
  3. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I'm really starting to think that Ratliff is entering a phase of his career where he and the team would be better served if he played at defensive end rather than nose tackle.

    I know it's something that has been talked about for a long time, but I think it makes sense. I think he could give us a bigger playmaking threat at that spot than any other candidate and I think Brent (and possibly another space-eater) can man the nose tackle position and eat up double-teams.

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