Cowboys WR Jalen Brooks deserves more snaps
Jalen Brooks was one of many Cowboys standouts in training camp, but the fact he stood out among the likes of Micah Parsons, CeeDee Lamb, Jake Ferguson, Rico Dowdle and others spoke volumes given his status as a rookie seventh-round pick.
Unsurprisingly, Brooks' playing time in year one has been few and far between. Before Sunday, the South Carolina product was active for two games. In those fixtures, he played a combined 20 offensive snaps and 24 special teams snaps.
The Cowboys clearly viewed the Giants as a lowly opponent to experiment against, and Brooks reaped the benefits. He caught four passes for 39 yards and picked up two first downs. He impressively reeled in all four targets. That level of efficiency is rare for a young WR.
Brooks drew more targets than Michael Gallup despite playing fewer snaps. At the very least, Brooks proved he shouldn't be a healthy scratch again this season. He likely won't play much when Dallas faces better competition, but Sunday proved he can make an impact in limited opportunities.