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Could CB Anthony Brown Provide A Free Agency “Bargain?”

I'm sure you've heard about the Cowboys upcoming class. , , , and just to name a few.

Dallas has a busy Spring ahead of them as they look to retain some of their most key roster talent. But as they focus on those big name parts, other could be more highly valued from other teams.

One of those under the radar guys, of course, is . A former pick out of Purdue, Anthony Brown was provided excellent value for the Cowboys considering his draft position. He's been a versatile piece for the Cowboys , playing on the outside during his first two seasons before transferring into the slot just about full time in 2018.

Brown had a rough 2017 campaign on the outside, though, and his move to the slot has revitalized his career. In fact, Brown was so good in the slot (and hit the physical prerequisites set by ) that he kept the dynamic off the field for much of the last two seasons.

Anthony Brown tore his triceps during week 11 of the , putting him on and opening the door for more Jourdan Lewis snaps. With that increased time, Lewis played pretty well, justifying the Twitter love he receives seemingly every day of the week.

Anthony Brown's Resurgence A Great Sign for Cowboys Defense
Nov 30, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; cornerback Anthony Brown (30) returns an interception against the at . Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons- Sports

Now Anthony Brown enters unrestricted , one of 15 members of the Cowboys defense who is looking for a new contract. Bleacher Report's Maurice Moton named Brown as one of the biggest potential bargain free agents this , but I'm not sure that the bargain can come with the Cowboys. If it comes at all.

Cornerback is an increasingly important position. While offenses open up their formations and utilize more 3 and 4 receiver sets, those slot corners are more important than ever as well. Brown is a good slot cornerback, there's no question, and a triceps isn't one which typically haunts someone for the rest of their career.

Brown isn't the only piece entering free agency, either. The team's “CB1” Byron Jones is set to receive a hefty contract from someone, whether that will be in Dallas or not. Rumors are already circling that the have their eyes set on Jones, and losing two of their top 3 cornerbacks in free agency wouldn't be ideal for the Cowboys.

I'd guess that Brown is healthy and ready to go for the , and the Cowboys need to make sure he doesn't get lost in the free agent shuffle.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Bradyhttps://kevinrobertbrady.wordpress.com
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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dylan

we have got Jordan Lewis at nickel there is no need to sign Anthony brown let him go,we need all the cap space we can get to sign are better players

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