Church finished the regular season with 85 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games.
The tackles were his fewest in four seasons, but that was due to a broken forearm that cost him a quarter of the campaign, and he was on pace for 113 tackles over a full 16 games. He's a free agent this offseason though, and with Byron Jones and J.J. Wilcox both showing significant improvement in 2016, the Cowboys may not make much of an effort to bring Church back.
Church (forearm) tallied 12 stops in Monday's 42-21 victory over the Lions.
Church recorded three more tackles in this game than he had in any other game this season, and he's notched at least eight tackles in three of his four contests since returning from an ankle injury he suffered in October. He should continue to be a great source of tackles at the safety position, and a player to target in IDP drafts in 2017.
Church (forearm) is listed as active Monday against the Lions, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Church wasn't in danger of wearing street clothes in Week 16, as evidenced by three uncapped practices in a row in advance of this contest. Since returning from a four-game absence due to a broken forearm, he's been a tackle machine, racking up 23 tackles (16 solo) to go with one pas defended from his spot at strong safety.
Church may be deemed a question mark for game day as long as the Cowboys' season lasts, but only a setback with his previously broken forearm will likely limit his reps. In two outings since his return, he's talled 17 tackles (11 solo) and one pass defended.
Church (forearm) is questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers.
The veteran was a full participant in practice all week but has still been ruled questionable for the contest. Church has played through the injury the past two weeks and all signs point to him doing the same this Sunday. Fellow safety J.J. Wilcox (thigh) is also questionable for the contest, which would leave just Kavon Frazier to start at strong safety, should the others be sidelined.
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