Brown recorded 11 tackles (six solo) in a Week 1 loss to the Buccaneers. Tom Brady aired it out 50 times in Thursday's win, creating plenty of tackling opportunities for the Dallas secondary, and Brown wound up tying for the team lead. The 27-year-old's career high for tackles in a season is 56, set back in 2017, although his per-game pace in 2020 would have broken that mark if he's played a full 16 games. Brown may not reach double-digits again in a game this season, but as long as he keeps a starting job he might be able to produce deep-league IDP value.
Brown is competing in training camp with Kelvin Joseph for the starting cornerback spot opposite Trevon Diggs, Jonny Auping of DallasCowboys.com reports. Joseph, a 2021 second-round pick out of Kentucky, is the player the Cowboys would prefer to see claim the job, but Brown will get a chance to prove in camp he's the better option for Week 1. Drafted out of Purdue in the sixth round of the 2016 Draft, Brown has carved out a solid career for himself despite missing 13 games due to injuries over the last two seasons, and he scored his first career touchdown on a fumble recovery in Week 5 against the Giants last year.
Brown recorded 39 tackles (32 solo) with three passes defended, two interceptions, one sack and a fumble return for a touchdown over 10 games in 2020. Two separate rib injuries cost him six games, but Brown still came up with some big plays when he was healthy, including his 29-yard TD against the Giants in Week 5. The Cowboys are expected to have a lot of turnover in the secondary this offseason thanks to numerous free agents and a new defensive coordinator in Dan Quinn, but Brown, who has two years and $9.25 million left on his current contract, figures to help provide the group with a little continuity.
Brown (ribs) has been downgraded to out for Tuesday's game against the Ravens, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports. Brown was originally considered questionable for Tuesday's contest, but he'll end up missing his second straight game due to the rib injury. Jourdan Lewis and Chidobe Awuzie are poised to start at cornerback for the Cowboys this week.
Brown (ribs) has been deemed questionable for Thursday's matchup against Washington, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Brown suffered the injury to his ribs in Sunday's game against the Vikings, and he missed the first two practices of the week before logging a limited session Wednesday. That gives the fifth-year pro a shot to be on the field Thursday, though he's likely on the wrong side of questionable given the short week.
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