The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly looking at Dallas Cowboys strong safety Barry Church as an eventual replacement to Johnathan Cyprien, with CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reporting the team is pursuing him in free agency.
Skins will be in on Dontari Poe, a top target. Also in the safety market, with Barry Church, a target for JAX as well, in their sights— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 8, 2017
The Jaguars have a hole at the strong safety position and both of these players could come in and provide at the very least what the team got out of Johnathan Cyprien and would likely offer upgrades, if even as stop gaps while the team looks for a safety in the draft. I can't see the team picking a strong safety at No. 4 overall and someone like Malik Hooker kind of clashes with Tashaun Gipson.
The team needs to try to win as soon as possible and I'm not sure a rookie safety provides enough of an impact.
Church is an interesting prospect. He came to the Cowboys in 2010 and played middle linebacker and then free safety early in his career before settling into the strong safety position in 2014. Since then, he has four interceptions and has missed just five games.