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Noah Brown Makes Plays, Earns Praise from Mike McCarthy

This time one week from now, the will enter week one of the 2020 regular season. That means they'll cut down to their and have their 16-man set. Now is the time for players to make their push for a spot on the roster.

Though much of the is set with , , and at the top, there are still spots to claim. While it's likely that has already claimed one of those spots, looks to have grabbed the fifth one.

On Sunday night, the Dallas Cowboys hosted “Cowboys Night,” a season into the team while they held a practice at . Though there wasn't much football to see as the team attempted to keep football shots to a minimum, they did this clip via their Twitter account.

Though there aren't numbers or names on the , Noah Brown confirmed that this was him catching the pass from last night. When asked in the post-practice for his thoughts on Noah Brown, here's what had to say.

“I think he's doing a heck of a job. Obviously coming off his , just the things I've heard about him in the past, I'm excited for him. Anytime you see a player go through a phase of injury and battle back like he has and the potential he showed coming out. He's doing a heck of a job. I don't think there's been a practice where he hasn't jumped up and made a play. He's playing very well.”

Mike McCarthy on Noah Brown, Dallas Cowboys on Twitter

Noah Brown is heading into the fourth and final year of his contract, and though the top of the depth chart is stacked, he has an opportunity to stick to this team because he is a versatile wide receiver with size that can help on . As we've seen in the past, Brown can be utilized in the as a blocker. He can make plays in the , though those opportunities have been limited.

Brown missed all of 2019 due to injury and has positioned himself well to make the roster. Though it's the second season in a row where he's missed significant time due to injury, his gives him an over some of the younger guys during this shortened and . Brown has never played fewer than 10% of the offensive snaps when available. In 2018, he played 30% of the special teams' snaps.

Noah Brown is the perfect utility player to have as your fifth wide receiver on the roster. He can play on the outside or in the “big slot” role. They can use him in the running game as a blocker, and he's proven to be an effective special teams player. That versatility and his production in have more than likely secured him a spot on the Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster out of training camp.

John Williams
John Williams
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