The Cowboys, already thin in CB, feared that Anthony Brown had torn his Achilles

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Dallas Cowboys secondary team took a huge hit in the third quarter of their 54-19 win against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night, when cornerback Anthony Brown suffered what the team believed was a torn left Achilles.

"I'm sick of him," said owner and general manager Jerry Jones. "He's had an amazing career. Boy, he lifted it up by his bootstraps, and he was, for me, a young player who works hard, really has the right thing, can be who isn't a No. draft pick. I'm sick for him and pain for us."

Brown limped off the field early in the Colts scoring drive which was ended by Matt Ryan's Alec Pierce hitting for a touchdown while covered by Brown's replacement, Kelvin Joseph. Brown, who was due to become a free agent after the season ended, suffered a concussion in the first half of Dallas' Nov. 13 loss to the Green Bay Packers but returned to play in the final two games. He entered Sunday with 41 tackles and six pass deflections.

"I mean saw him right after the game, obviously he took it hard, expected him to take it hard. He's a great competitor," said quarterback Dak Prescott. "He's a guy who has fought year after year for respect, let alone his starting position and playing time. ... As (Jayron Kearse) said to him, that's part of it." . It's part of playing this game, it's part of the story. It's part of the journey. It will make you stronger.

"And I know he knows how much he means to this team and that we are all there for him. But it's such a shame and hate to see him."

The Cowboys lost their top slot cornerback, Jourdan Lewis, in an October 23 win against the Detroit Lions, with rookie DaRon Bland taking over in the role. Bland threw two interceptions against the Colts. Trevon Diggs enters Sunday's game after missing two days of practice through illness. The Cowboys end Sunday's game with Diggs, Bland and Joseph, a former second-round pick who missed last week's game against the New York Giants through illness, as their corners.

In April, Joseph was questioned by Dallas police after a street shooting led to the death of Cameron Ray on March 18. Lawyers for Joseph said Joseph was a passenger in the vehicle where the shots were fired but not the shooter.

The Cowboys stood by Joseph, and Jones said he was "confident in his character." that I think he can get the job done," said Jones. "I think he can come in here and be a player for us, issues and all."

While the Cowboys are slated to host wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Monday's visit, they should probably add a cornerback to their list of needs. The team has Nahshon Wright on the active roster and Kendall Sheffield on the practice squad.

Jones said the Cowboys would seek veterans' assistance but did not expect to add any.

"Those people weren't out there when you lost one. They weren't," says Jones. "But we were lucky to have that depth. You saw Bland come in and make some plays there tonight. But one thing I think we had was secondary depth. I thought we had secondary depth." This article was written by EDUKASI CAMPUS. 

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