Brown caught one of two targets for 22 yards in Thursday's win over Washington.
After spending the first eight games of the season on IR, Brown returned to the lineup in Week 10 but didn't see his first targets until Thanksgiving. The second-year wideout won't be a big part of the Cowboys' passing attack going forward, but his size could make him an occasional red-zone option, particularly given the team's lack of dependable tight ends.
After he was plagued by a hamstring injury during training camp and the preseason, Brown spent the first half of the campaign on injured reserve and instead focused on reviving his health. With a week of practice reps under his belt, he's been cleared to play again. It's difficult to forecast much production, though, as a member of the Cowboys' 29th-ranked passing attack (188.4 yards per game).
Dallas will now have a 21-day window with which to evaluate Brown for a return to the 53-man roster. Brown landed on injured reserve at the conclusion of the preseason, so with the mandatory eight weeks having already lapsed, the wideout will be eligible to play as soon as the Cowboys deem his ready to go. If Brown is cleared to dress for Dallas in Monday's game against the Titans or at some point before the three-week activation window closes, he likely would be ticketed for a depth role and wouldn't carry much fantasy appeal in the weak Cowboys passing attack.
Being able to practice means Brown has shaken his mystery condition. However, Brown is on injured reserve so he isn't eligible to return until Week 9's game against the Titans. The second-year pro won't be fantasy relevant when he returns.
Brown will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals due to an undisclosed reason, Jon Machota of the Dallas News reports.
The reason for Brown's absence is currently unclear, though he dealt with a sore hamstring throughout the opening stages of training camp. The Cowboys will be missing a trio of receivers Saturday, as Cole Beasley (groin) and Tavon Austin (hamstring) are also sidelined.
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