Last season the Cowboys had veteran Brodney Pool to compete with Gerald Sensabaugh for a starting spot, but Pool was cut in training camp and the starting gig went to Church.
"Church, if he can play at the level he’s shown us, we’re going to have a really outstanding safety," Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said. "I think we will benefit a lot from a scheme that emphasizes what these guys do – big, physical guys who like to hit. I’m looking forward to seeing how it evolves."
Johnson needs to be in this mix. The Cowboys invested a roster spot for him last season that went unused. Johnson is one player from last year's draft who has to earn significant snaps in 2013.