Breakout Candidate For 2017: Anthony Brown

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The Dallas Cowboys secondary had an overhaul in the 2017 off-season.


When the start of free agency began, the Cowboys lost not one, but two starting cornerbacks, they also lost a pair of safeties, including a starter.  That would leave ¾ of their starting secondary needing new starters.  One key member of the upcoming safety might be second-year cornerback Anthony Brown.

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Per Bleacher Report, both Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne were lost in free agency, and the Cowboys signed veteran cornerback Nolan Carroll in free agency.  That would likely mean that second-year man Brown will be looked at as one of the outside starting cornerbacks in 2017.

The thought of Brown being one of the starters on this defense might be scary if you look at what he did during the first half of the season, he surrendered completions on 88 percent of passes during that time.  However, if we look at what he did in the second half, he cut that to 50 percent, the thought is much more promising.

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During his first season in the league, the former Purdue cornerback played in all 16 games, while started in a couple.  He had 55 total tackles, a forced fumble, and an interception, he proved in year one that he is more than capable of being a starter in this league.

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Coming out of college, Brown was viewed as a future star in Dallas, but maybe the future wasn’t supposed to be 2017.  He might be getting thrown into the fire early, but I think he is ready to go and help this secondary improve on the horrible pass defense they had in 2017.  The sixth-round pick is going to have a big impact for this football team, it can either be positive or negative, I think it’s the former as he has more than enough athleticism and size to cover these NFL wide receivers.

Do you think Brown will improve a secondary that desperately needed change?

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