Noah Brown

Noah Brown

Wide Receiver #85
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 222 lb.
College:Ohio State
Age:25
Born:January 6, 1996
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 7 (239)
Draft Team:DAL

Noah Brown: 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.

March 15, 2021 4:30 PM EST

Noah Brown: 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.

January 3, 2021 12:07 PM EST

Noah Brown: 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.

December 21, 2020 11:37 AM EST

Noah Brown: 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.

December 15, 2020 4:42 PM EST

Noah Brown: 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.

December 9, 2020 12:30 PM EST

Noah Brown: 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.

October 20, 2020 10:03 AM EST

Noah Brown: Four grabs in loss

Brown caught all four of his targets for 43 yards in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

Analysis: While the numbers were fairly modest, Brown set new career highs in receptions, yards and targets on a day when eight different Cowboys caught multiple passes from Dak Prescott. He remains low on the depth chart, but Dallas' No. 5 wideout could continue to find his way onto the box score if the team's defense remains one of the worst units in the NFL, forcing Prescott into shootouts on a weekly basis.

October 5, 2020 10:05 AM EST

Noah Brown: Makes two catches Sunday

Brown caught both his targets for 28 yards in Sunday's comeback win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Both grabs came in the fourth quarter as the Cowboys mounted their improbable comeback, and while Brown's second reception went into the books as a 20-yard gain, it would have been much longer had his run after the catch not been wiped out by a penalty on CeeDee Lamb. Brown missed all of last season while recovering from knee surgery, but he's healthy now and is pushing Cedrick Wilson for the No. 4 spot on the Dallas depth chart at WR.

September 21, 2020 7:30 AM EST

Noah Brown: Back in action

Brown (knee) has been a full participant during training camp, Jess Haynie of Inside the Star reports.

Analysis: Brown resided on the PUP list for much of last season after he underwent his second knee surgery. This news is obviously a positive sign for his chances to make the roster, as he appears locked in a battle for one of the final roster spots with Ventell Bryant at receiver. Since being selected by Dallas in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Brown has suited up in 21 games, catching nine passes for 87 yards.

August 19, 2020 5:20 PM EST

Noah Brown: Shut down for season

Brown (knee) won't return from the PUP list this season after undergoing a second surgery, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The Cowboys hoped to activate Brown at some point this season, but he couldn't shake his lingering knee issue. The 23-year-old will go under the knife again to put him on track for the offseason program. Since being selected by Dallas in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Brown has suited up in 21 games, catching nine passes for 87 yards.

November 19, 2019 12:42 PM EST

Noah Brown: Not ready to practice

The Cowboys won't begin Brown's (knee) three-week practice window yet, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Brown's currently on the PUP list, and the Cowboys have until Nov. 4 to allow him to start practicing. Once he begins practicing, Brown has three weeks to be activated or else he'll be shut down for the season. Brown doesn't offer much offensive upside with just five catches for 54 yards last year, but he could be valuable depth since Amari Cooper (quadriceps) and Randall Cobb (back) are dealing with injuries.

October 16, 2019 12:19 PM EST

Noah Brown: Likely to begin season on PUP list

Brown (knee) will probably begin the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, John Owning of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: The receiver would then have to miss at least the first six weeks of the season before being activated. While Brown's own recovery from minor knee surgery over the summer is a factor here, the bigger consideration is that both Cedrick Wilson and Devin Smith seem to have played their way onto the 53-man roster with strong preseasons and training camps, creating the need for an extra roster spot even if Brown will be ready to play before the six weeks are up.

August 29, 2019 6:58 AM EST

Noah Brown: Beginning camp on PUP list

Brown (knee) was placed on Dallas' Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, Jon Machota of The Athletic of reports.

Analysis: Brown had a knee scope that caused him to miss June minicamp. The 23-year-old was expected to be ready for training camp, but it appears he will spend at least the start of camp on the PUP list. Brown can be activated at any time between now and the end of preseason, but he'll be unable to practice until the team elects to do so.

July 26, 2019 5:44 PM EST

Noah Brown: Not participating in minicamp

Head coach Jason Garrett said Brown hasn't participated in this week's minicamp due to a recent knee scope, but the receiver is expected to be ready for training camp, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: Teammate Kavon Frazier reportedly underwent a similar procedure a couple of weeks ago and has already resumed running, so this situation doesn't not seem too serious for Brown. At 23 years old and already entering his third season in the league, the Ohio State product is a top candidate to compete for slotting on the depth chart under Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Randall Cobb.

June 13, 2019 8:48 AM EST

Noah Brown: One reception in playoff loss

Brown caught his sole target for 13 yards during Saturday's playoff loss to the Rams. He finished the regular season with five catches on eight targets for 54 yards across eight games.

Analysis: Brown missed the first eight games of the regular season due to a hamstring injury sustained in training camp. After returning from injured reserve on Nov. 9, he regularly served as a depth wideout. Despite seeing double-digit offensive snaps in all but two of his games played, Brown never managed to log more than one catch in a single game. The second-year pro will attempt to make use of his 6-foot-2, 225 pound frame to hold on to his depth role this offseason.

January 18, 2019 3:39 PM EST

Noah Brown: Cleared to play Saturday

Brown (illness) does not carry an injury designation for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Rams, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: Brown was a full participant in Thursday's practiced, and appears to have fully recovered from his undisclosed illness. The second-year pro will suit up unhindered versus the Rams, and could be in line for increased offensive snaps with Allen Hurns (ankle) moved to injured reserve earlier in the week.

January 10, 2019 1:23 PM EST

Noah Brown: Limited in practice Wednesday

Brown (illness) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Brown did not practice Tuesday, so his limited participation is a step in the right direction. The second-year pro is recovering from an illness, but appears to be trending towards availability for Saturday's contest against the Rams. If Brown is able to suit up, he could once again see an increased offensive role in the absence of Allen Hurns (ankle).

January 9, 2019 2:19 PM EST

Noah Brown: Sidelined Tuesday

Brown didn't practice Tuesday due to an illness, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Brown's illness isn't thought to be severe and, barring the ailment persists, he'll likely play Saturday against the Rams. Brown saw a season-high 27 snaps in Saturday's wild-card win over the Seahawks after Allen Hurns (ankle) went down. He had just one reception, but the increased workload with Hurns out could mean Brown is in for another significant snap total Saturday.

January 8, 2019 11:30 AM EST

Noah Brown: Makes first grab of season

Brown caught one of two targets for 22 yards in Thursday's win over Washington.

Analysis: After spending the first eight games of the season on IR, Brown returned to the lineup in Week 10 but didn't see his first targets until Thanksgiving. The second-year wideout won't be a big part of the Cowboys' passing attack going forward, but his size could make him an occasional red-zone option, particularly given the team's lack of dependable tight ends.

November 23, 2018 8:48 AM EST

Noah Brown: Activated from IR

The Cowboys activated Brown (hamstring) from injured reserve Friday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: After he was plagued by a hamstring injury during training camp and the preseason, Brown spent the first half of the campaign on injured reserve and instead focused on reviving his health. With a week of practice reps under his belt, he's been cleared to play again. It's difficult to forecast much production, though, as a member of the Cowboys' 29th-ranked passing attack (188.4 yards per game).

November 9, 2018 12:19 PM EST

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