The Dallas Cowboys have focused a lot of their attention this offseason into improving their group of wide receivers heading into the 2018 season. They have already added two WRs through free agency, Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson, and there's a strong possibility of using one of their premium draft picks on the position as well.
All of these new additions create quite a bit of uncertainty with how things will finally shake out with their current group of WRs. In all honesty, the only WR I'm 100% positive isn't going anywhere is Ryan Switzer. Dez Bryant, Cole Beasley, Terrance Williams, and Noah Brown could all possibly be playing for another team in 2018.
The status of Bryant, Beasley, and even Williams have been discussed on more than one occasion, but the topic of Noah Brown doesn't really seem to come up at all. It seems as if a lot of Cowboys Nation have already written him off, but should he be?
I'm personally a big fan of Noah Brown and I think he's just starting to scratch the surface of his potential. Untimely injuries really stunted his development in college at Ohio State, but he showed flashes of the type of player he could turn into.
I really think he can turn into a really solid WR2 in the NFL and probably should have received more opportunities in the passing game last year as a rookie. But, what he did as a rookie can't be overlooked.
Even as a rookie, he was the best blocking WR on the entire Cowboys roster. He may look like a prototypical outside receiver, but he blocks like a tight end. It is his best trait, but he's spent this offseason trying to improve in other areas as well.
Like Dez Bryant, Noah Brown has been working with the highly touted wide receiver coach David Robinson. Robinson is known around the NFL as being somewhat of a “WR guru”, and as you can see speaks pretty highly of the former Ohio State wide out.
Noah Brown will without a doubt have to prove he is worthy of claiming one of those wide receiver roster spots with the Dallas Cowboys, but it's good to see he's willing to put in the work.
I don't know about you, but I'm not going to bet against him. I may be a little biased here, but I think it would be a mistake to give up on him so soon. I'm actually really looking forward to seeing how much of an improvement he's made from year one heading into year two.
He may have to really stand out in offseason practices to catch the eye of the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff, but having a brand-new WR coach with fresh eyes and an unbiased opinion could work in his favor.
Are you kidding! He should be a tight end and be mentored by Witten.
There is gonna be hard battles at trainning camp with thus guy! Looks promising!
There were quite a few draft gurus last year that thought he should have stayed in college. If he had, many predicted a 1st or 2nd round grade on him. They also felt he was a Dez Bryant starter kit in a lot of ways.
The kid is 6’2, 225. While he is never gonna grow two or three more inches, he could probably add 20 lbs next offseason and drop right into the TE rotation when Swaim or Hannas contracts expire and/or Witten retires.
Agreed, I think this guy has a chance to be a more than solid contributor in years to come. As a WR or TE.
Why not keep him at his salary, he’s already better than Williams. IMO trade Williams and release Bryant and put Hurns as your #1 allow Robinson and Brown to fight it out for #2 Beasley/Switzer will be the slot and draft solid Wideout. There are diff scenarios Stephen Jones can work, I mean if Dez is willing to cut his salary in half and move frwd then I see us keeping him and then you gotta trade Williams and possibly Beasley as well and with all that happening we could save around 12 to 14 mil in cap space. With that being saved we have the money to sign E. Thomas to a 4 yr deal worth 55 mil and that way our Wr group cap cost will be down below or at 20 mil for the group instead of around 35 that it’s at now! Way to much! I like the Noah Brown at TE project as well because the Rico Gathers project isn’t working at all…
So, Noah looks like a late bloomer and as I’ve said before should be placed at TE, because of his blocking ability. We let Hanna go and gain 2.5 million in cap space. I can see Dez staying, even if we keep Noah and draft a “new” WR. Of course, Dez would be the highest paid “bridge” player on record as these newbies mature…think Nolan Carroll – ouch!
4.55 40, according to > https://twitter.com/Birm/status/844996801807699968
He is a power possession WR who will get a boost if Dez were released. If Dez & Hurns are both on the roster, Brown probably will not be.
To be able to swing inside to TE is interesting, but Brown would need to be adding bulk now for it. Then that learning curve, will detract from his present one at WR. Might be better for him to stay at WR only, focus on having the best camp he can – then if there’s no room on the Cowboys someone else will sign him.
Not been overlooked he’s going to get more chances and make the most out of them,good receiver just starting hope the Cowboys see the talent this guy has, you’ll see got good hands.Thanks
Brown just needs a chance. With the new coaches, some fresh eyes on the players. He’ll get his shot. He’s got great hands, and good speed. I just like how Dallas is stacking their position groups. It just creates more competition. Love that concept. Only the best.
And just like that Hanna is gone. As a Baylor guy I want Rico to be in the mix but the scuttlebutt is that the jaw/neck issues from the concussion play that knocked him out are still an issue. that leaves a 36ish year old Witten and Swaim who they like more as a mobile blocker. Guessing that TE will be something they address in the draft.