The Dallas Cowboys needed someone to step up at wide receiver. With so much unknown outside of CeeDee Lamb, another pass catcher had to emerge out wide. That was especially true with Dak Prescott sidelined.

Enter Noah Brown.

The fifth-year Dallas Cowboys wide receiver has connected with quarterback Cooper Rush in a big way. Brown and Rush have developed a rapport with one another in practices over the years. That relationship showed up on the field during Sunday’s win.

“We’ve been here for six years together now,” Rush told NFL Network’s Jane Slater after the game. “We’ve played together on that two-squad.”

Noah Brown is a trusted target of Cooper Rush. Rush targeted Brown five times. Brown caught all five passes for 91 yards and a touchdown. The two averaged more than 18 yards per play when they connected. 

Long time coming for Brown, Cowboys

Noah Brown was drafted late in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He has since carved out a role as a blocker and on special teams, becoming a mainstay on the roster. However, Brown entered week two without a signal NFL touchdown.

That’s right. Four seasons in the league and one game into the 2022 schedule without a single score.

Of course, that finally changed on Sunday against the Bengals. Brown hauled in the nine-yard pass from Rush for six. It marked Brown’s first touchdown since November of 2016, when he was making plays at Ohio State.

“I told him congratulations like 50 times,” CeeDee Lamb said after the victory. “I can’t stop smiling, I can’t stop congratulating him.”

It has been a long time coming for Noah Brown. He has been thrusted into a larger role right out of the gate this season. So far, he has taken advantage of the newfound opportunities.

Through two games, Noah Brown has grabbed 10 catches for 159 yards and a touchdown on 14 targets. Not too shabby for a player that entered this season as an unproven weapon in the passing game.

Noah Brown will have many more opportunities this season to add to his touchdown total if Sunday is any indication of what is to come.

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