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Like Prescott, CB Anthony Brown Must “Prove It” In Year 3

Ever since the late season collapse of the 2017 occurred, all of has been calling 2018 a “prove it” year for .

Despite starting his career strong, Prescott faltered down the stretch a year ago, and has let doubt creep into the minds of analysts and fans alike. Of course, Prescott will have ample opportunity to prove it in year three, entering the season has the unquestioned starting quarterback.

A fellow member of his 2016 draft class is facing a similar dilemma in 2018, however he may not even get the chance to prove it due to the competition around him.

That player is now third year . The former pick entered his rookie season surrounded by fanfare, as draft analysts called Brown the steal of Day Three. While his rookie year was filled with some ups and downs, the promise and potential outweighed any of the negative plays Brown may have fell victim to.

Anthony Brown looked like a starting cornerback in this league, and the one sure piece in a which faced complete turnover just one ago.Anthony Brown

2017 was a much different story for Anthony Brown, though. Struggling week in and week out Brown did not look like the same guy he was once was, and was benched during the Cowboys' Zeke-less losing streak in favor of rookies and .

The switch seemed to ignite a secondary which had looked completely lost for three straight weeks, and the Cowboys actually looked much stronger with Brown designated to a lesser role.

Anthony Brown enters this year with a clean slate, a new coordinator in , and a chance to prove he still deserves playing time among these young .

Currently, Anthony Brown is competing for the slot cornerback job with second year Jourdan Lewis. Lewis spent most of his rookie season on the outside, but projects as a slot corner in Richard's defense due to his height, weight, and length.

Awuzie and converted are anticipated to hold the outside cornerback jobs, though, meaning that it is up to Brown to prove that he belongs as the starting slot cornerback if he hopes to gain playing time with the Cowboys.

In other words, Anthony Brown must “prove it” in year three, or like fellow third year player Dak Prescott, he could be out the door much sooner than we expected on his draft day.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
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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