Cowboys benching CB Anthony Brown

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The Cowboys shuffled their roster a bit on Sunday with defensive lineman Datone Jones coming on board and running back Darren McFadden hitting the road, but those aren’t the only changes they’re making after three straight losses.

The team is also dropping cornerback Anthony Brown from the starting lineup. Brown has started each of the team’s last 10 games, including Philip Rivers‘ 434-yard, three-touchdown dissection of Dallas on Thanksgiving.

“Haven’t made any final determination about roster spots, but we’re going to create some competition on the team,” coach Jason Garrett said on Sunday, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Rotate guys around and just see how they respond.”

Rookies Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis join former Panthers starter Bene Benwikere are in the mix for more playing time with Brown getting demoted. We’ll find out how the Cowboys decide to staff the secondary soon as they face the Redskins in their second straight Thursday game.

13 responses to “Cowboys benching CB Anthony Brown

  1. Was he clapping when he said this…Garrett forgot to add that he doesn’t make personnel decisions… The GM does

  2. The Cowboys sure have enough primetime national games this year. Do we think they will lose by less than 20 points to a Redskins team that has had so many injuries they had to put name tags on the replacement players? Will Prescott throw his first TD in a month?

    If the Cowboys do lose will Jerry try to fight Goodell in a duel to the death?

  3. Jerry Jones is GM in title – he does not make roster decisions – get that through your thick head. The release of McFadden and benching of Brown are all on Garrett. Personnel decisions on the Cowboys are made by Will McClay (who is the Defacto GM)actual title is VP of Player Personnel, Stephen Jones and Garrett. Everyone who actually is a true Cowboy fan understands this.

  4. I mean, he’s had some penalty trouble, but he’s not the sole reason that secondary is bad, and I’m not confident that their guys behind him are much better. They just have a lot of young guys starting back there. There are going to be growing pains, and Brown has shown some potential. Maybe not a Pro-Bowler, but the guys behind him aren’t much better and will experience the same kind of growing pains as he is.

  5. if missing one player and this is the result, What kind of team do you really have???

    Really??

    A team built on one player is a huge mistake….

    The QB is playing at a low level, the defense is tanking, The WR can’t get open, the team has tuned the coach out… from super bowl contenders to pretenders…

  6. This is just an announcement that people are playing for there jobs. Might jump start some players but until linehan starts dialing up more that 8 yard routes to receivers that can’t separate, dak will struggle because it will be 11 in the box till the end.

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