Barry Church: “I Played Terrible”

Church believes Monday may have been the worst performance of his career

Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church was his own harshest critic following the team’s 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

I feel like I played my worst game since I’ve been a Dallas Cowboy,” Church said, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas. “I played terrible.”

Church, a defensive captain, has been with the team for four and a half seasons now. On Monday night, he was particularly miffed by a pair of missed tackles, not that he was alone in that regard. In fact, missed tackles were kind of an unfortunate theme for the defense, even from usually reliable players like Rolando McClain and Church.

“I missed two wide-open tackles out there, and there were just a lot of missed tackles on the defensive side of the ball,” Church said. “If we want to win and be the defense we want to be, we just can’t let that happen.”

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