Noah Brown

Dallas Cowboys
Wide Receiver #85
Dallas Cowboys
Wide Receiver #85

Noah Brown News

Signs one-year deal with Dallas

Brown signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys on Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Brown, who was drafted by Dallas in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, will stick with the franchise for a fifth season. He finished the 2021 campaign with 16 catches on 25 targets for 184 yards over 13 games, though a significant amount of that production (six catches for 53 yards) came in a Thanksgiving loss to the Raiders when both CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper were sidelined. Brown is expected to once again operate as a depth wideout for the Cowboys in 2022.

Mar 8, 2022 9:12 AM EST

Modest numbers in 2021

Brown caught 16 of 25 targets for 184 yards over 13 games this season.

Analysis: The fourth-year wideout split his time between offense and special teams once again, and a significant chunk of his production (six catches for 53 yards) came in a Thanksgiving loss to the Raiders when both CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper were sidelined. Brown is a free agent this offseason, but he's useful enough as a depth piece to be brought back unless he wants an opportunity to compete for a starting role elsewhere.

Jan 19, 2022 12:38 PM EST

Comes off IR

Brown (groin) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: Brown has a chance for his first game action since Week 13 against the Saints. Prior to hitting IR, the 25-year-old had been good for two or three targets most weeks.

Jan 1, 2022 2:57 PM EST

Returning to practice

The Cowboys plan to designate Brown (groin) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Brown missed the last three games with a groin injury, but he's slated to return to practice Wednesday. Whether he's available for Sunday's game against Arizona remains to be seen.

Dec 29, 2021 11:59 AM EST

Shifts to injured reserve

Brown (groin) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Brown was already ruled out for Sunday's matchup with Washington due to the groin injury, but he'll also be sidelined for at least two additional games. The 25-year-old will be eligible to be activated Week 17 against the Cardinals.

Dec 9, 2021 1:03 PM EST

Out Week 14 with groin injury

Head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that Brown is dealing with a groin injury that will sideline the receiver for Sunday's game against Washington, and possibly additional contests to follow, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: Brown appeared on the Cowboys' initial Week 14 injury report Wednesday after he didn't take any reps in practice, but the team hadn't previously disclosed that the receiver was banged up at any point during last week's win over the Saints. McCarthy shed more light on the situation Thursday, and after the coach described Brown's groin issue as a "couple-week injury," the Ohio State product looks like he'll face an uphill battle to make it back for the Cowboys' Week 15 game against the Giants, too. After turning in a 6-53-0 receiving line on nine targets while playing a season-high 94 percent of the Cowboys' offensive snaps in a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Raiders, Brown predictably saw his snap share take a big step back (to 18 percent) last week following the returns of Amari Cooper (reserve/COVID-19 list) and CeeDee Lamb (concussion) to the lineup. Brown will likely be limited to a depth role within the Dallas receiving corps once he moves past his groin injury.

Dec 9, 2021 9:03 AM EST

Two catches Thursday

Brown caught two of three targets for 14 yards in Thursday's 27-17 win over the Saints.

Analysis: The Cowboys nearly had their full complement of wideouts available again, but with Cedrick Wilson (ankle) sidelined and Amari Cooper having a limited workload in his return from the COVID-19 list, there were still opportunities for Brown and other depth receivers to see some looks. Brown has set career highs this season with 16 catches on 25 targets for 184 yards, but he's still looking for his first NFL touchdown.

Dec 3, 2021 7:40 AM EST

Can't haul in targets Sunday

Brown failed to catch either of his two targets in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: Drops were an issue for Dallas wideouts in general Sunday, but Brown was the first to put the ball on the carpet on a catchable pass from Dak Prescott. The Cowboys' depth options at wide receiver were forced to see more action than usual with Amari Cooper sidelined due to COVID-19 and then CeeDee Lamb leaving the game early with a concussion, and that trend could continue into Week 12's Thanksgiving Day contest. Even if both Lamb and Cooper are out for Thursday's game against the Raiders, however, Brown will still be behind Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson in the pecking order and would have to battle Malik Turner for the No. 3 role, giving him limited fantasy appeal.

Nov 22, 2021 10:22 AM EST

Two grabs against Pats

Brown caught both of his targets for 47 yards in Sunday's overtime win over the Patriots.

Analysis: The yardage was a season high for Brown, who has posted a surprising 5-83 line on six targets over the last two games. With Michael Gallup (calf) potentially ready to come off IR after the Cowboys' Week 7 bye, however, Brown's modest role in the offense could be close to drying up.

Oct 18, 2021 9:34 AM EST

Season-high three grabs Sunday

Brown caught three of four targets for 36 yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Analysis: The 25-year-old came into Week 5 with only one catch on the year but found a bigger role Sunday as offensive coordinator Kellen Moore went deep into his playbook, and Brown could have scored his first career NFL touchdown has Cedrick Wilson not underthrown him on a trick play early in the fourth quarter. Brown sees a steady snap share on offense due to his abilities as a blocker, but he's unlikely to get consistent targets, especially once Michael Gallup (calf) is back in action.

Oct 11, 2021 9:37 AM EST

Absent Thursday

Brown (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Thursday at Tampa Bay, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: Brown recently spent a spell on the reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive for the virus, so the missed time may have contributed to his absence. The Cowboys instead will have rookie fifth-round pick Simi Fehoko on hand as their fifth wide receiver.

Sep 9, 2021 4:05 PM EST

Off COVID-19 list

The Cowboys activated Brown (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

Analysis: On Tuesday, coach Mike McCarthy told Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that of the Cowboys on the COVID list, guard Brandon Knight (undisclosed) had the best odds to suit up Thursday at Tampa Bay. However, Knight and Zack Martin (illness) remain on the list, while Brown now will have a chance to suit up in the season opener. Brown is buried on the wide receiver depth chart and doesn't have utility as a returner, meaning McCarthy may opt to include Brown on the inactive list Thursday.

Sep 8, 2021 10:54 AM EST

Tests positive for COVID-19

Coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday that Brown (illness) tested positive for COVID-19 which rules him out for Thursday's contest against the Buccaneers, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Brown caught 14 passes for 154 yards in 16 games last season, but he will miss at least the first week of the 2021 season after testing positive for COVID-19. It's unknown if he was vaccinated or not, which significantly affects the amount of time he is forced to be away from the team. After the early Thursday game, Brown will have 10 days to clear protocols before the Cowboys' Week 2 contest against the Chargers.

Sep 7, 2021 11:15 AM EST

Lands on COVID list

Brown (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: Brown caught 14 passes for 154 yards in 16 games last season and will open 2021 on the COVID-19 list. He'll remain away from the team until he clears the health and safety protocols.

Aug 31, 2021 2:44 PM EST

Re-signs with Dallas

Brown (back) signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys on Monday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 25-year-old primarily played on special teams for Dallas in 2020, but he still set career highs with 14 receptions for 154 yards. Brown figures to fill a similar role for the Cowboys in 2021.

Mar 15, 2021 4:30 PM EST

Officially out

Brown (back) is officially listed as out due to a back injury during Sunday's game, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Brown left Sunday's game after suffering a back injury. The wide receiver plays a depth role, recording 14 receptions for 154 yards this season. Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup will continue as the primary receivers while the Cowboys remain on the hunt for NFC East title.

Jan 3, 2021 12:07 PM EST

One catch in Sunday's win

Brown caught one of six targets for 13 yards and added four rushing yards on one carry in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Analysis: With Amari Cooper being held in check by the Niners' secondary and Michael Gallup (hip) exiting the game late, Andy Dalton found himself looking for other options. The result was Brown's largest target volume of the season, although the extra looks didn't turn into much production. If Gallup is forced to miss more time, Brown could be elevated to the No. 3 receiver role in Week 16 against the Eagles.

Dec 21, 2020 11:37 AM EST

Held without catch against Bengals

Brown was untargeted over eight offensive snaps during Sunday's 30-7 win against Cincinnati.

Analysis: Brown had only garnered 39 combined offensive snaps over his preceding three appearances coming into Week 14, but he attracted a target on over 15 percent of those plays. Last week he pulled in three of four targets for 40 yards despite fielding just 11 snaps in a loss to Baltimore. Brown's output was more reflective of his low snap count Week 14, and he'll remain a depth option for Dallas' receiving corps Sunday against the injury-depleted 49ers secondary.

Dec 15, 2020 4:42 PM EST

Three grabs in Baltimore

Brown caught three of four targets for 40 yards in Tuesday's loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: It was his best performance since Dak Prescott (ankle) got hurt, and the first time Brown hauled in multiple passes since Week 6. The Cowboys' receiving corps remains stacked -- even behind the team's big three of Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup, Brown isn't the clear No. 4 option ahead of Cedrick Wilson -- but as long as the defense keeps digging big holes for the passing game to climb out of, Brown could have occasionally productive outings.

Dec 9, 2020 12:30 PM EST

Catches both targets

Brown caught both of targets for 15 yards in Monday's 38-10 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: The depth wideout has done well in his limited opportunities, but he's still only seen 10 targets through six weeks. Cedrick Wilson appeared to injure his ribs in the third quarter which could afford Brown a few more snaps if Wilson is unable to play next week. It'll still take a couple of injuries to the top of the Cowboys' depth chart for Brown to really become a fantasy factor.

Oct 20, 2020 10:03 AM EST

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