Barry Church undergoes root canal

Updated: July 30, 2013, 3:46 PM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

OXNARD, Calif. -- As the starting safety for the Dallas Cowboys, Barry Church has to take on players bigger, faster and stronger all the time to succeed.

So it is somewhat ironic that a Jolly Rancher led to his absence from Monday's practice.

A cherry-flavored Jolly Rancher, to be precise.

Before flying to Oxnard, Calif., for training camp, Church chipped his tooth on a Jolly Rancher and he kind of ignored the pain.

"I woke up [Monday] morning and the pain was ...

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