Cowboys safety Barry Church: I played my worst game vs. Redskins

Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church said he felt he played his worst game since he joined the team in 2010. 
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Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church said he felt he played his worst game since he joined the team in 2010, according to ESPN

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy threw for 299 yards against Dallas in a 20-17 overtime victory on Monday Night Football. 

“I feel like I played my worst game since I’ve been a Dallas Cowboy,” Church said. “I played terrible.” 

Church was at fault on two plays that led to Redskins scores. On one play, he was unable to make a tackle on Washington tight end Niles Paul, allowing him to gain 20 yards. Later in the game, Church missed a tackle on Alfred Morris, allowing the running back to gain 29 yards on a run and helping the Redskins put together an 80-yard scoring drive. 

“I missed two wide-open tackles out there, and there were just a lot of missed tackles on the defensive side of the ball,” Church said. “If we want to win and be the defense we want to be, we just can’t let that happen.”

Church, in his fifth year in the NFL, has 35 tackles, one interception and three passes defended this year. He has also forced one fumble. 

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was injured on Monday night. He was removed from the game but later returned despite the injury. Dallas coach Jason Garrett said Romo has a back contusion

Dallas hosts the 6-1 Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. 

- Andrew Melnick