While the Dallas Cowboys’ 2022 NFL season came to a disappointing end, there is no doubt that it was a successful one. Indeed, Noah Brown is one individual that managed to make a name for himself early, despite the team’s shortcomings.
Naturally, there are many that have expected him to be a success, given his college background.
Graduating from Ohio State University, there is very rarely a poor player to come out of that program. Brown is another from off that particular conveyor belt who proved he belongs in the NFL.
Noah Brown’s Dallas Cowboys Statistics
Fans who watched him turn out in Ohio for his school have already informed supporters of “America’s Team” about his ability, and fans nationwide have been left impressed.
According to the stats collected by ESPN, Brown managed to play in 17 games this season; the most he has ever featured to date. That figure includes 15 regular season games, as well as the two games in the NFL playoffs.
The 27-year-old also managed to set record-highs for himself throughout the past season as he improved on each key statistic.
In terms of the regular season, he had 43 receptions after being targeted 74 times, receiving for a total of 555 yards at an average of 12.9 per reception.
He obtained 25 first downs for the team, thus proving to be a useful weapon for the offense, while Brown also managed to score his first touchdown for the Cowboys before adding another two in the season.
Arguably, the only real blemish on the wide receiver’s record this season was a lost fumble against the Lions.
Nonetheless, it is clear that he had a standout year for the Cowboys and Mike McCarthy’s team.
In the postseason, he played in both games and had a 100% completion rate when targeted. Admittedly, he was targeted just four times, but he made four catches.
He combined for two first downs as he recorded an average of 9.8 yards per reception after managing to receive a total of 39 yards.
His totals for the Cowboys since being drafted from OSU in 2017 read as the following in terms of the regular season:
- Games Played: 66
- Receptions: 82
- Targets: 140
- Yards: 980
- Average per catch: 12.0
- Touchdowns: 3
- First Downs: 42
- Fumbles: 1
- Lost: 1
Brown is showing his quality and usefulness
Given the statistics that Noah Brown achieved for the Cowboys this season, some have felt that he was finally starting to show off his qualities and just how much talent he has to offer.
Indeed, it has been a slow start to life in the NFL and one that many may have been disappointed in.
The seventh-round pick had a big campaign during his final year with OSU before heading into the draft.
This is something that many have picked up on in and around Ohio. With sports betting having recently arrived in the state, there may have been some who followed his progress in college closely taking a look at what he could do in the NFL.
Indeed, with it possible to use a range of Ohio Sports Betting Apps to wager on America’s favorite sport, there may have been special attention on the wideout.
In his final season at college in 2016, the wide receiver managed to play in 12 games and record 32 receptions. He achieved 402 yards, a solid 12.6 yards per catch, as well as seven touchdowns, per the records held by sports-reference.com.
With figures like that, it would not have been a surprise if some in Ohio remembered what he did at OSU as they watched him break out for the Cowboys in 2022.
Could Noah Brown play a bigger role for the Cowboys in the future?
With the end of the 2022 NFL season for the Dallas Cowboys having arrived, there will be a number of decisions that the franchise will need to make.
There will be plenty of decisions from top to bottom of the organization, and these could have an impact on Brown.
However, with other players in the position and in key areas of the offense potentially on the move — perhaps tight end Dalton Schultz and running backs Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard — the team may feel that they need to keep Brown hanging around.
His 555 yards were impressive and he clearly had the chemistry needed with the offense to make a difference, thus suggesting that he could have a role to play moving forward.
Nonetheless, it is far too early to tell what might happen at the moment.
Where do the Dallas Cowboys go from here?
Looking at the bigger picture, the Dallas Cowboys will now be looking to try to work out where they go from here. Fresh from another early NFL Playoff exit, the defeat by the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Game will have raised questions about America’s Team.
Jerry Jones is no stranger to controversy or making decisions that others would not necessarily make.
A lot of the decisions made between now and the start of next season will likely come from him, too. It could be argued that Brown’s future with the organization lies with the owner of the team more than anything else.
As stated, he had a solid year for the team. If it is possible to keep him around the club without spending too much, then it would certainly be a wise decision to take.
Additionally, it's one that would be entertained by Cowboys Nation all over the country!