Dallas Cowboys 5 biggest breakout players of 2022

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Dallas Cowboys Breakout: Noah Brown, WR

You didn’t think we were only going to highlight the defense did you? Noah Brown has been a major breakout player for the Dallas Cowboys offense, partially because of need. The Cowboys entered the 2022 season without three of their top-four WRs from last year.

Someone had to step up and pick up the slack and with Michael Gallup recovering from ACL surgery early, that man was Noah Brown.

Brown has capitalized on his Cooper Rush chemistry and carved out a role as a top-3 WR on this Dallas offense. He’s kept third round pick Jalen Tolbert on the sideline and proved to be a downfield weapon in critical situations for the Cowboys this season.

He’s also an elite blocker, adding value as a run and pass blocker and making up for some blocking deficiencies on the O-line (The Cowboys are dead last in pass-block win rate).

Brown essentially saved the Cowboys early this season and figures to play a big role all year on this offense – even when James Washington eventually makes his way back.

Terence Steele, RT

Terence Steele wasn’t good last season. Some wanted to think he was, but he was really just treading in average territory most of the year. It FELT like a breakout season because he wasn’t awful anymore. Remember, PFF rated Steele as the 76th rated OT in the NFL that year before. And there were only 79 rated. Yikes.

Last season he improved his run blocking dramatically, raising his grade to 55th in the NFL. This season he improved his pass-protection and now sits as PFF’s 19th graded OT. Not too shabby for a 25 year old undrafted free agent, huh?

Terence Steele still has much to overcome before he can be considered a cornerstone but he’s starting to look like a long-term solution at RT and that’s a pretty big step in his development. He’s a restricted free agent after this year but it’s safe to say he’ll be sticking around Dallas beyond this year.

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