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Stephen Jones: Cowboys Have Needs At Safety

Barry Church and Matt Johnson missed a combined 29 games in 2012

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    With a nod to the team’s struggles with the injury bug at safety in 2012, Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones would like to see a shoring up of the position group here this offseason.

    I think we have needs there at safety,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News.  “Safety-wise, the scary part for us is the guys we’d like to think might win the job, i.e. Church and Matt Johnson, never were healthy last year.”

    Indeed, Church went down for the year with a torn Achilles in week three, after running away with a starting gig in training camp. The rookie Johnson never got on the field at all, as he spent the year dealing with hamstring issues. Gerald Sensabaugh played in 15 games, but wasn’t exactly spectacular.

    Jones continued that Dallas is not planning to “Just sit there [and say], ‘We’re going to be fine and we’ll go with those two and hope everything is going to work out.’ That’s probably not what we’re going to do – stand pat there.”

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