ME: There are not many statistics you can measure a safety; can you be an effective or good safety without those precious few numbers?
Barry Church: "I say you have to them. You can be good and you can be effective but if you want to be a difference-making safety, you have to have those stats. You have to have those interceptions. You have to force those fumbles. You have to force turnovers."
Since 2008, 10 Cowboys safeties have combined for nine forced fumbles and 15 interceptions.
Since 2008, Ed Reed has forced six fumbles and had 24 interceptions.
I wrote this column on the desperate need from quality play from the safety spot after Gerald Sensabugh
retired back in March. No, I don't think he contributed many plays.
"Our safety position has been lacking turnovers, interceptions, and plays like that since I've been here," Church said. "We have to produce."
No argument here.
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