NOAH BROWN, WIDE RECEIVER
With the excellent play of Brice Butler through training camp and the preseason, I believe the Cowboys top five wide receiver spots on the active roster are already locked. Those players include Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, Ryan Switzer and Butler himself.
Now the question is whether Dallas decides to keep a sixth receiver. At this point, I believe the only consideration is rookie Noah Brown. The seventh round selection out of Ohio State possess a good combination of size, speed and potential that is very intriguing. And I believe Brown’s shown enough in the preseason to be worried he’d be claimed if waived by the team.
The 6-foot-2, 225 pound Brown is a Dez Bryant-clone that’s recorded four catches for 60 yards and a score though his last two preseason games. Another quality outing from the 21-year old Saturday night against the Oakland Raiders could force the Cowboys’ hand.
With several other positions in need of an extra roster spot or two, going heavy at wide receiver is unlikely what the Cowboys want to do. But Brown’s upside could be so high, Dallas doesn’t want to risk exposing him to the waiver wire and possibly losing a very talented player in the process.