During the War of 1812 they constructed the privateers General Armstrong, Paul Jones, Prince de Neufchatel, Warrior, Yorktown, and Zebra at New York and were then contracted to construct military vessels for the U. S. Navy. Under the general supervision of Henry Eckford, Noah Brown was placed in charge of construction on Lake Erie, and from February 1813 he completed three gunboats, a despatch schooner, and the brigs Lawrence and Niagara. Between July and September 1813 the Browns built the sloop Peacock in New York. From March 1814, they were based at Lake Champlain, where they built corvette Saratoga, nine gunboats, and converted the steamer Vicennes into the schooner Ticonderoga. From June to August 1814, at Vergennes, Vermont, they constructed the 18-gun brig Eagle. They then returned to New York to build Robert Fulton's steam battery Demologos and the torpedo-boat Mute, before working with Eckford on the construction of the ships New Orleans and Chippewa at Sacketts Harbor in early 1815. Following the end of the war Noah Brown served as assistant alderman in New York's Tenth Ward representing the Republican party.
Brown is a similar size/speed athlete as the Cowboys' own Brice Butler (currently on a 1-year contract) was coming out of college. They're hoping to get a similar payoff from the 7th-rounder. --Mark Dulgerian