Brown had three tackles (two solo) and a sack in Thursday's 13-10 win over New Orleans. Brown now has a sack in back-to-back games, and he also had a pair of pass breakups Thursday as Drew Brees was held to 127 yards passing. The 24-year-old played 38 of 52 defensive snaps as he continues to work as the Cowboys' primary nickel back.
Brown finished the regular season with 56 tackles, 11 passes defended including two interceptions, and one sack in 16 games. The surprise of the Cowboys' 2016 defense, Brown made nine starts in 2017 but by the end of the campaign, rookies Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis had muscled past him on the depth chart. Brown's role next season will likely depend as much on whether Orlando Scandrick is back with the team as it does on his own offseason development, but he profiles best in nickel and dime packages rather than as an every-snap starter.
Brown was limited at Thursday's practice due to an ankle injury, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. The issue is not believed to be serious, so the Cowboys are likely just exercising caution here. Should he ultimately suffer a setback and be unable to suit up for Sunday's tilt against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, Orlando Scandrick would presumably be next in line to start at cornerback opposite Nolan Carroll.
Brown reported that he's not concerned about the hamstring injury he sustained during Thursday's Hall of Fame Game against the Cardinals, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Brown exited Thursday's contest with a hamstring injury but apparently isn't too concerned about his physical condition following the team's first preseason game. In a postgame interview, Brown made his lack of concern evident, stating that "I just have to get treatment tomorrow. It's just tight. Nothing major." The young cornerback sounds like he'll be good to go in the long-term, though his availability in the team's upcoming practices could be in doubt.
Brown (concussion) is active Sunday against the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. Brown was only a limited participant in Friday's practice, but he'll be available nonetheless as he looks to play in his 14th consecutive game Sunday.