Barry Church out with right leg injury

September, 23, 2012
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ARLINGTON, Texas – If the Cowboys are going to beat Tampa Bay, they will have to do it without their starting safeties.

Barry Church left with 7:31 left in the third quarter Sunday after injuring his right leg on a play in which there was no contact. He went to the ground as he was accelerating toward the line of scrimmage and limped off the field after getting examined by the medical staff.

Gerald Sensabaugh, the other starter, didn't play because of a right calf strain. Danny McCray started in his place.

Church did not finish last week’s game at Seattle because of a quadriceps bruise.

Mana Silva replaced Church and was called for a pass interference penalty on his second snap. The Cowboys don't have any other active safeties after cutting Mario Butler to make room for linebacker Orie Lemon.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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