The Dallas Cowboys started Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers without a major piece of their offense with Ezekiel Elliott being listed as inactive due to a knee injury.
Late in the second half, the team lost a key player on the other side of the ball. Seventh-year cornerback Anthony Brown suffered a concussion while trying to defend rookie Christian Watson on what turned out to be a beautiful touchdown pass by Aaron Rodgers. During the play, you could see Brown take a tough fall to the ground after Watson pulls in the catch.
The 28-year-old is a major part of the Cowboys’ secondary, starting all eight of the Cowboys games before Sunday’s game in Green Bay. Brown had three passes defended, one forced fumble, and 34 tackles coming into Sunday and did not log a stat before exiting the game with a concussion during the first half.
Cowboys CB Anthony Brown is out with a concussion against the Packers
The cornerback now has to clear league protocols before he is cleared to suit up again. The Cowboys certainly hope he can be back for an integral game against the 8-1 Minnesota Vikings next weekend.
With Nahshon Wright listed as inactive for Sunday, the pressure falls on Kelvin Joseph and DaRon Bland. This is a huge opportunity for Joseph to step up and prove he was worth a second-round pick two drafts ago. On the other hand, it’s a chance for the 2022 rookie to prove his worth, as he has many times this season.
It’s been a frustrating first half for the Cowboys who should be dominating a struggling and injury-riddled Packers team. The game is tied 14-14 at the half, but there is a lot of football left to play. Dallas will need to find a way to get it done against a team that has won eight of the last 10 meetings.