Seahawks vs. Cowboys Rapid Reaction
1. Tre Brown made a statement.
By the second half, just about any player in serious contention for a starting role was a spectator in Saturday’s game, but there was one exception for the Seahawks in cornerback Tre Brown.
Brown, who started the game at right cornerback—Riq Woolen is still working his way back to being game-ready and did not play—then later slid to left cornerback in place of Michael Jackson. With Woolen on his way back to take over at right corner, Jackson and Brown have been competing at left cornerback, with rookie Devon Witherspoon expected to factor in there as well when he returns from injury. And while Jackson has appeared to have the slight upper hand so far in training camp, Brown stated his case in a big way on Saturday night.
Brown won a starting job as a rookie before suffering a torn patellar tendon, and while he eventually made it back last season, he didn’t feel he was fully back, and saw very limited playing time after returning. Perhaps because he missed so much time, Brown played nearly the entire game for the Seahawks on Saturday, and have several big moments, none bigger than a fourth-quarter interception at the goal line to preserve a three-point lead.
With Dallas driving for the potential go-ahead touchdown or tying field goal, Will Grier tried to find receiver Simi Fehoko, but Brown undercut the route to get a crucial takeaway, returning the ball 20 yards. It was the type of play that showed the type of instincts and ball skills that could get Brown on the field more in 2023.
Brown also had five total tackles, including a tackle for loss on which he recognized a short pass, broke on the ball and made a sure, open-field tackle.