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 had one solo tackle, one pass breakup and one interception against the Redskins on Thursday.
Brown was dropped from the starting defense ahead of this matchup so he only logged eight defensive snaps. The second-year pro made the most of it, though, with his fourth quarter interception. Still, this was just Brown's second interception of the season, so it may be seen as just a fluke and not enough to earn him more defensive responsibility.
Brown has played a significant role in the Cowboys defense this season, compiling 44 tackles and six passes defensed, including one interception. He played in 93 percent of the team's defensive snaps a week ago but likely will see a significant reduction now that he's not starting. Look for Jourdan Lewis to get the starting nod, with Chidobe Awuzie also seeing some added reps off the bench, while Brown takes on a smaller role.
Brown was a late addition to the injury report this week and was tagged as questionable, but the injury was never expected to keep him out. He'll start at cornerback for the Cowboys, with Orlando Scandrick and Bene Benwikere seeing increased snaps at the other spot while Nolan Carroll (concussion) is inactive.
Brown (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Brown was added to the injury report Thursday and was limited at practice Friday as well, but the injury isn't believed to be serious. Should he be unable to play, the Cowboys must hope Nolan Carroll (concussion) is able to suit up. Otherwise, Orlando Scandrick and Bene Benwikere would both be in line for heavily increased roles.
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