Barry Church gets free candy for an entire season

We mentioned this week that Cowboys safety Barry Church had to miss some practice time and undergo a root canal after he chipped a tooth while eating a Jolly Rancher.

According to, PEEPS Brand-the makers of Jolly Rancher reached out to Church and offered him a season’s worth of marshmellow candies.

“I’ll definitely take the year’s supply of PEEPS,” Church said, laughing. “It’s a good candy. I’ll be able to share the wealth with everybody.”

Church chipped his tooth on a cherry-flavored Jolly Rancher before the Cowboys left for Oxnard, Calif., to begin training camp. The pain became unbearable Monday, forcing him to get a root canal and opening him up to a lot of good-natured ribbing from teammates and coaches.

PEEPS, in an attempt to lift Church’s spirits and promote their product, sent the safety a letter that read, in part: “So here is our sweet offer: Since we produce everyone’s favorite combination of sweet colored sugar and fluffy marshmallows, PEEPS Brand would like to provide you with a season’s worth assortment of PEEPS, plenty of soft, marshmallowy goodness that will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep your dental procedures to a minimum. We will send you a wide array of flavors and shapes to carry you and your teammates through the football season.”


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