Miller called Brown’s low block on the Cowboys’ second play from scrimmage “dirty” and “baffling.” But Brown disputed that notion.
“I saw that he was critical of it. He did fall a little bit funny,” said Brown, a seventh-round pick out of Ohio State who was making his NFL debut.
“But I had no ill intentions. The block that I did was legal. There was no flag, no penalty, no fine. I hope he’s all right. I hope he has a great season. There was no ill intentions.”
Brown explained the play.
“It’s a backside cut off, it happens all the time in football,” Brown said. “It was an awkward exchange, but there was no ill will.”
The block happened on an Ezekiel Elliott run that went for no gain. Brown motioned across the line and initially hit Miller high before lowering into his knee.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett defended Brown on the play.
“Von Miller is a great player. He gets blocked a lot of different ways and he’s certainly been cut a lot of times in his life,” Garrett said. “So we have a tremendous amount of respect for him. Noah was trying to execute that block as well as he could to keep him out of the play.”