Cowboys Cornerback Exits With Concussion

The Dallas Cowboys are in the middle of a closely contested showdown with the Green Bay Packers, and they may have to find a way to survive without one of their starting defensive backs. Cornerback Anthony Brown exited in the first half with a concussion and was quickly declared out.
Brown had yet to record a tackle or pass defended in the game. He had started all nine games for the Cowboys this year, breaking up three passes and totalling 34 tackles.

Brown's absence was quickly felt. Rodgers had one of the better first halves of his middling season, managing 147.9 passer rating on his six pass attempts after averaging only an 89.0 mark through nine games. The Packers and Cowboys were tied 14-14 entering the third quarter.

Brown's unavailability could loom large if the Cowboys can score enough to force the Packers into more passing situations. Rodgers' passer rating may be sterling, but his volume is shockingly low. The Packers have benefitted from key Cowboys turnovers and an effective rushing attack: running backs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon have combined for 93 yards on 18 totes.
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