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Cowboys CB Shuffle: Jourdan Lewis Returns as Anthony Brown Goes on IR

Injuries have become the dominant theme for the Dallas Cowboys so far this year. Just when it looked like the cornerback position was about to get deeper with Jourdan Lewis returning from an ankle issue, veteran Anthony Brown is now headed to with a rib suffered in practice.

Lewis was one of the Cowboys' inactive players last week in Los Angeles, having missed the latter part of with the ankle injury. He was able to practice fully all this week though and should serve as Dallas' third CB against the Falcons.

Brown handled that role last week as the Cowboys lost their season opener against the Rams. He will now be out the next three games at least on IR but can return as soon as Week 5 if healthy.

The temporary 2020 rule changes due to allow for a player to be place on injured reserve and only have to stay for a minimum of three weeks before he can be reactivated. There is no limit to the number of players a team can recall from IR during the season.

It's not a surprise to see Brown's roster spot go to an offensive . With already on IR until at least Week 4, Dallas suffered a major blow as suffered a neck injury in practice and is considered a game-time decision for the Falcons.

As for the cornerbacks, Jourdan Lewis' return is valuable as Dallas prepares to stop Atlanta's potent receiving weapons. While some of the production came in garbage time of their loss to Seattle, the Falcons did put up 450 passing yards last week.

Unlike their situations at or , the Cowboys at least are treading water here with Anthony Brown's temporary exit. Dallas could certainly use one of Lewis' big plays this week as they try to avoid falling to 0-2 on the year.

Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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