Dallas Cowboys Corner Suffers Ankle Injury

The Dallas Cowboys dominated the Indianapolis Colts for a 54-19 win on Sunday Night Football, but it wasn't all good news. Head coach Mike McCarthy revealed at his Monday press conference that cornerback Anthony Brown tore his Achilles in yesterday's game and will miss the remainder of the season. Brown exited in the second half of Sunday's game after 43 snaps. He had started 12 games for the Cowboys this season before his injury, playing on 90% of the team's defensive snaps and totalling 42 tackles and seven passes defended.

Brown's season-ending injury will likely require shuffling things around in the secondary for the Cowboys' elite defense. The team ranks third in points allowed and fifth in yards allowed while forcing the second-most takeaways. Brown has allowed a 91.6 passer rating on throws in his direction and the most passing yards of any defender on the team, so the Cowboys should be able to get by without him.

Brown initially joined the Cowboys as their 189th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 94 games for the team with 69 starts, nabbing nine interceptions and forcing 59 pass breakups. The Cowboys signed him to a three-year, $15.5 million deal in 2020, putting him in line to hit unrestricted free agency after this season. His injury will likely force a return to the only team he has ever played for in 2023.
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