How Former Cowboys Fared With Their New Teams in Week 1

Did we make the right decision in letting them go?

Checking on how Ezekiel Elliott and other former Cowboys performed in their Week 1 debuts with new teams.
Checking on how Ezekiel Elliott and other former Cowboys performed in their Week 1 debuts with new teams. / Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Noah Brown

I'm not sure if Noah Brown is really good friends with Dalton Schultz or just didn't want to move out of state when Dallas decided not to bring him back, but he ended up in Houston too.

And his debut went similarly.

Brown was on the field plenty, playing 68% of the Texans' snaps, but he too saw only 4 targets. Neither former Cowboy could get the time of day from Stroud, who instead gave double-digit targets each to Robert Woods and Nico Collins.

Brown did a little more with his targets than Schultz did, but not by much. The 27-year-old wideout had just 3 receptions for 20 yards. He didn't gain more than 7 yards on any of those catches and didn't record a single first down.

Making things worse, Brown ended up suffering a groin injury in his debut, and he's now landed on short-term IR.

Whether you were rooting for Brown or against him because of that drop last season, you never like to see a player get hurt, and we'll be hoping he heals up quickly.