Jaguars agree to terms with safety Barry Church on multi-year deal

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars added an important new piece to their secondary in free agency.

On Thursday, the team reached a contract agreement with former Dallas Cowboys strong safety Barry Church.

The veteran safety entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Toldeo in 2010. The 29-year-old safety had spent his entire NFL career with Dallas. 

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His deal is for four years and is worth more than $6 million per year, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

Church was a four-year starter for the Cowboys. He produced 488 tackles, 16 pass breakups, five interceptions and seven forced fumbles during his seven-year tenure in Dallas.

The 6-foot-2, 218-pound defensive back played some linebacker for the Cowboys. He also participated in special teams.

Church's signing likely confirms the departure of former second round pick Johnathan Cyprien. He had been with the team since 2013.

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