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Cowboys Place WR Noah Brown on IR, Re-Sign Deonte Thompson

The had to do a little maneuvering to manage their roster according to rules. As a result, they cut and re-signed within a few  days so that they could best handle injured prospect .

Dallas carried Brown on their briefly and then placed him on . By doing this, they preserved the option to bring him back sometime after Week 8.

Players placed on IR before final cuts cannot rejoin the team that season.

Thompson was a surprise among the Cowboys' roster cuts last week, but it was clearly just a technicality. The veteran was signed as a last March to provide a much-needed vertical threat in the .

As for Brown, the second-year prospect is a guy that Dallas clearly has interest in. They could have just put him on IR, but they must feel he could provide value later this season.

In 2017 as a rookie, Noah drew comparison to with his size and physical play. Despite being just a 7th-round draft pick, he earned playing time last year with his work on and solid run blocking.

For now, though, Brown will get his hamstring right and wait for mid-season to hopefully return to duty. In the meantime, we'll see what Deonte Thompson can bring to the .

Jess Haynie
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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