Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys -- Live Game Thread

Shawn Stevenson

The Dallas Cowboys (1-2) are set to host the Cleveland Browns (2-1) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This week four matchup is a statement game for both teams. The Cleveland Browns face a very talented offense and their second toughest matchup so far this season. QB Baker Mayfield still has questions about his production throwing the ball in the Browns offense and may windup in a shootout if the Cowboys put up points quickly.

The Dallas Cowboys are searching for consistency and not falling to 1-3 on the season. Dallas' defense has struggled this season and opponents have scored 30+ points in the last two weeks. If not for a onside kick recovery against the Atlanta Falcons, the Cowboys would have winless entering this matchup. Questions remain on the offense ability to maintain its great production and if the defense will improve.

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First Quarter

Browns defense forces a quick three out as Myles Garrett sacks Prescott on 2nd down. The linebackers rally on the checkdown to Elliot on third and long.

Stefanski quickly develops the run game with a hard count and Nick Chubb rips off a big first down on his first carry.

Austin Hooper makes a catch in the flat off playaction and flip overs for a first down.

Mayfield hurries to the lines and runs a trick play reverse pass and Jarvis Landry finds Odell Beckham in the endzone!

Browns 7 - Cowboys 0

Prescott runs a strong playaction fake and finds Dalton Schultz. Schultz runs it up the sideline for a 27 yard gard.

Another playaction and Ezekiel Elliot slips out of the backfield on a screen and runs it for a 18 yard green.

Dak Prescott finds CeeDee Lamb wide open as Andrew Sendjo blows a coverage assignment in the seam on a 43 yard TD.

Cowboys 7 - Browns 7

Injury Update: Cowboys C Joe Looney, Questionable to Return with a knee injury. Browns WR KhaDarel Hodge questionable to play after pulling hamstring during pregame warmups.

Harrison Bryant makes a 14 yd catch after a block from Hooper for a first down.

Nick Chubb picks up another good run with nine yards on first down.

After a few short runs the Browns face a 3rd & 7. Cowboys blitz and pressure Mayfield forcing him to throw the ball away.

Jamie Gillan into punt and pins the Cowboys on their own 16yd line.

Cowboys continue to utilize playaction and find players in the flat. Amari Cooper catches a pass and speeds pass Wilson for the first.

After a five yard run by Ezekiel Elliot, Cooper gets another target and catches for a 16 yard gain.

The Cowboys continue to use playaction and hurryup offense. WR Noah Brown catches a nine yard gain. Prescott hurries to the line and CeeDee Lamb catches a pass tipped by Sione Takitaki.

3rd & 7, Elliot empties the backfield and Browns rally quickly to tackle CeeDee Lamb two yards short.

Cowboys going for it on fourth down. Dak Prescott throws a laser to Cooper in between Denzel Ward and Andrew Sendejo for a touchdown.

Cowboys 14 - Browns 7

Odell Beckham starts the drive with 24 yard run on an end around with good downfield blocking.

Nick Chubb follows it up with an 11 yard but it gets called back on a holding penalty on Donovan Peoples-Jones.

Wyatt Teller gets flagged for a holding penalty and in the process the held defender falls on the leg of Nick Chubb who walks off with a injury.

1st & 20, Austin Hooper catches a short pass and Cowboys flagged for grabbing the facemask for a automatic first down.

Kareem Hunt on his first carry rushes for 8 yards. Quickly back to the line Beckham makes a tough contested catch and gets up to inside the redzone.

Second Quarter

Injury Update: Nick Chubb questionable to return with a knee injury.

After a strong run by Kareem Hunt, on 3rd & 4 Mayfield rolls left and find Landry for the first down in the flat.

1st & Goal, Browns run a convincing playaction and Odell Beckham scores his second receiving TD of the game.

Browns 14 - Cowboys 14

The Cowboys ran three straight times for a first down. Prescott drops back to pass and Myles Garrett get his second sack with a strip. Recovered by Olivier Vernon.

Mayfield with great field postion finds Odell Beckham off playaction for a first down.

Followed by two strong runs by Kareem Hunt, with the second going down just short of the line.

Mayfield hurries quickly to the line and he find Austin Hooper for his first TD of the season. Browns back on top!

Browns 21 - Cowboys 14

On first down the Cowboys turns the ball over again, as Andrew Sendejo punched out the football after a big run by Ezekiel Elliot. Browns recovers.

Kevin Stefanski goes back to the outside zone, with Wyatt Teller pulling and D'Ernest Johnson rips off a 28 yard run on first down.

On third & 10, Mayfield finds Jarvis Landry in single coverage for the first down after Landry initially juggles the ball.

Dontrell Hilliard gets his first carry and runs it down to the two yard line. Kareem Hunt follows it up and punches it into the endzone.

Browns 28 - Cowboys 14

The Browns offense has scored touchdowns on both Cowboys turnovers.

After two short runs by Prescott and Elliot, Cedrick Wilson converts third and short.

Michael Gallup makes his first contested catch outside the numbers on a comeback route with Terrance Mitchell in coverage.

The Browns defense pulls off two quick stops on check down and the Cowboys get called for a false start on third down.

D'Ernest Johnson running well to start the drive. Picks up a first down on a quick scamper and then breaks off a 11 yard run for another first down.

Two minute warning and Hilliard checks into the backfield.

3rd & 8, Mayfield finds Landry on a tight low pass right at the first down marker.

Mayfield finds Odell Beckham for a 13 yard gain and throws a tight spiral to Austin Hooper for a 12 yard gain shortly after.

Browns are now in field goal range for Cody Parkey.

Mayfield finds Landry on 3rd & 4 for a first down. Parkey comes on for a 37 yard field goal and its right down the middle.

Browns score 23 unanswered points.

Browns 31 - Cowboys 14

Halftime

Third Quarter

Browns start the second half with a handoff to Kareem Hunt for a five yard gain.

Mayfield then finds Harrison Bryant on a touch pass over Jaylon Smith for a first down.

Odell Beckham penalized for a block in the back forcing 1st & 20. Baker Mayfield squeezes a ball to Landry after moving in the pocket for an 11 yard gain.

2nd & 9, Mayfield scrambles on a playaction bootleg and Trevon Diggs add 15 more yards for a facemask penalty on DPJ.

Dontrell Hilliard conitnues the success on the ground spinning off a tackle for a nine yard gain.

Hunt carries the ball behind Wyatt Teller on pulling block and Hunt makes a move in open space for a 13 yard touchdown run.

Browns 38 - Cowboys 14

Browns force a quick three and out with MJ Stewart sacking Prescott on the nickel blitz on third down.

D'Ernest starts the drive with a quick four yard run. Browns have a three and out.

Jamie Gillans punts it to CeeDee Lamb whom returns it for 27 yards.

Prescott gets the drive moving after completing a 3rd & 4 to Amari Cooper, then finding CeeDee Lamb for six yards.

Elliot takes a quick screen for a first down and Prescott hurries to the line and Ronnie Harrison almost picks off Dak.

3rd & 10, Jacob Phillips tackles TE Dalton Schultz three yards short of the first down. Phillips steps up again and almost intercepts Prescott to force a turnover on downs.

Browns almost go three and out, as LB Joe Thomas is flagged for unnecessary roughness on a defenseless player.

Hunt takes the carry on first down and rumbles down for 12 yards.

After a tackle for loss on first down, a very short run on second down, Mayfield checks it down to Hooper for a short gain.

Cody Parkey comes in and his 44-yard field goal attempt is Good!

Browns 41 - Cowboys 14

Prescott finds Cooper underneath for a first down, then finds Elliot underneath for another first down as the quarter ends.

Fourth Quarter

Prescott finds more success and keeps the chains moving. First hitting Amari Cooper for 13 yard gain, then check down to Elliot for another first down.

Prescott finds Noah Brown for another first down reception and get into the red zone.

Ezekiel Elliot runs it down to the goalline and the referees says Elliot winds up short of the endzone. Two plays later Tony Pollard runs it into the endzone.

Cowboys go for two and the attempt is good to Ezekiel Elliot on a playaction fake.

Browns 41 - Cowboys 22

Injury Update: Larry Ogunjobi is Out with an abdominal injury.

D'Ernest Johnson continues his success on the ground with two runs to create a first down.

Johnson runs for 8 on first down. Dontrell Hilliard gets tackle for a loss on third down as the Browns go out to punt.

Prescott starts the drive with two first downs. One by Tony Pollard after breaking multiple tackles then finding Amari Cooper underneath.

Prescott finds TE Blake Bell in the soft zone for another first down. 

2nd & 10, Prescott finds Noah Brown on the outside for a nine yard gain. Elliot rumbles forward for another first down.

Prescott continues to fight and finds Dalton Schultz down the seam for 20+ yard touchdown. Then he scrambles for the two point conversion.

Browns 41 - Cowboys 30

Browns start the drive with a four yard run by D'Ernest Johnson. The offense has only 15 total yards in the fourth quarter.

Cowboys force a three and out after Mayfield misses Beckham on the double move on third down.

Prescott is rolling and finds Cedrick Wilson for a first down.

Prescott delivers another good ball with pressure incoming to Dalton Schultz for a 14 yard gain.

Prescott passing the 400 yard mark for the third consecutive game.

3rd & 1, Tony Pollard takes a quick run for a first down. Prescott find Amari Cooper and gets into the redzone, after a poor angle by Terrance Mitchell.

Prescott in a empty backfield scrambles on the QB draw and runs for a first down.

Prescott leads the Cowboys offense to three straight touchdowns by finding CeeDee Lamb in the back of the endzone.

Cowboys convert the two point conversion and now down by only three points.

Browns 41 - Cowboys 38

Browns recover the onside watermelon kick and take the ball at midfield.

Odell Beckham takes a reverse, making Aldon Smith miss is open space and follows blocks for a 50 yard touchdown run.

The extra point is blocked and recovered in the endzone by Stephen Carlson for two points.

Browns 49 - Cowboys 38

Prescott starts the drive with two first down passes, first to Michael Gallup then Amari Cooper underneath.

Another first down on a underneath route to Blake Bell as the two minute warning arrives.

Prescott find Amari Cooper on the sideline for another first down.

Prescott completes another sideline throw, this time to Cedrick Wilson for a first down.

Prescott now over 500 passing yards in the game.

Denzel Ward makes the game sealing interception breaking on the slant inside the redzone.

Browns offense finishes the clock running the ball with D'Ernest Johnson.

Browns in victory formation.

Browns 49 - Cowboys 38

Browns 3-1 for the first time since 2001.

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Pete Smith
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Browns overload blitz with both M.J. Stewart and Ronnie Harrison coming. Stewart gets the sack

Pete Smith
Pete Smith

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Browns pouring it on, Kareem Hunt scores and Browns are up 38-14. They can't relax, but they are in total control.

Pete Smith
Pete Smith

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It seemed like Mayfield missed an opportunity down the field or simply thought better of it before coming back to Landry, who makes an absurd catch, then goes for more yardage.

Pete Smith
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Hopefully it's not too serious. The Browns have been proactive in ruling players out of games with injury

Pete Smith
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It's been another economical game from Baker Mayfield thus far.

14/23 for 132 yards, 2 TDs.

Browns lose Chubb, but keep on killing the Cowboys on the ground as D'Ernest Johnson is currently leading the team in rushing

D'Ernest Johnson - 5 carries, 52 yards
Nick Chubb - 6 carries, 43 yards
Kareem Hunt - 5 carries, 36 yards, 1 TD
Odell Backham - 1 carry, 23 yards
Dontrell Hilliard - 1 carry, 10 yards

In all, 18 carries for 164 yards, 9.1 yards per carry

Odell Beckham - 5 catches on 7 targets for 81 yards, 104 total yards, 2 TDs
Jarvis Landry - 4 catches on 5 targets, 37 yards
Austin Hooper - 4 catches on 6 targets, 23 yards, 1 TD
Harrison Bryant - 2 catches on 2 targets, 22 yards

Pete Smith
Pete Smith

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Browns get it inside the 20, set up a field goal.

They made two questionable choices at the end of the drive that left them short on time, but nevertheless, they give Cody Parkey a 37-yard field goal attempt to finish the half. He hits it and the Browns take a 31-14 lead into the half AND get the ball back.

Pete Smith
Pete Smith

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Mayfield is in a groove here running the hurry up offense. Three strikes in a row. 2 timeouts with 30 seconds to go.

Pete Smith
Pete Smith

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Browns come up big on third down again, Mayfield finding Landry in the corner off of motion. He hasn't put up big numbers, but has made some key throws and most importantly for what the Browns are doing, the ball isn't in danger.

Pete Smith
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D'Ernest Johnson has all kinds of space to work and it's allowing him to create yardage. Offensive line continues to maul Dallas.

2 minute warning. Browns have used a lot of clock early in this drive. They still have 3 timeouts, moving the ball, but they don't want to give Dallas a chance to score.

Pete Smith
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Browns force another punt, get the ball back with 3:53 left in the half and all of their timeouts.

If they can get a great drive and come away with points, they could put this game out of reach in the third quarter.

They cannot make a big mistake here and give the Cowboys life. If they can't score, so be it, but they can't allow the Cowboys to get momentum and hope at the break.

Pete Smith
Pete Smith

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The score and the Cowboys struggles running ball are dictating their offense, which is allowing the Browns to play drop and then play downhill.

Pete Smith
Pete Smith

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Browns starting with the ball in the second half suddenly looms large, but Cowboys driving.

Pete Smith
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Terrence Knight benched for Brandon Knight at right tackle. He almost gives up a sack.

Pete Smith
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Browns get another touchdown off of a turnover, which gives them 14 in this game, 45 points overall, which is the best in the league. This time, it's Kareem Hunt.

Pete Smith
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Browns dominating up front and now D'Ernest Johnson is breaking a big run. They aren't getting touched until the second, sometimes third level.

Pete Smith
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The Browns knock the ball out from Ezekiel Elliot as he's on top of Sione Takitaki's body, get the ball back again.

Pete Smith
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Browns pick up where they left off last week, capitalizing off of a turnover. Austin Hooper gets his first TD as a Brown after Kareem Hunt gets them down there.

Pete Smith
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Myles Garrett with another strip sack, victimizing Terrence Steele again.

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Odell Beckham with his 2nd TD of the game, looking great so far. Dallas has a bad defense too.

Pete Smith
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Chubb rolled up on. Kareem Hunt isn't 100%, unclear how much he can give. If they are down both of them, it's bad news.

Pete Smith
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End around to Beckham. Run blocking dominant.

Pete Smith
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Browns getting next to nothing out of their linebackers or safeties to this point. Cowboys doing most of their damage right down the middle of the field

Pete Smith
Pete Smith

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First big decision of the game made by Dallas, going for it on 4th and 2.

They are able to score a TD on a post route.

Pete Smith
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Sione Takitaki had an opportunity to get an interception, but couldn't hang on and it ends up in Ceedee Lamb's hands for another big gain.

Prescott isn't holding onto the ball at all, so the defensive line pressure is largely negated but the coverage issues remain.

Pete Smith
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Mayfield looks a little too amped up early, has missed on a couple throws. The Browns moved the ball and now punt and the Cowboys get it about their 11.

Pete Smith
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That's the first major coverage breakdown of the game for the Browns... wide open touchdown.

It's the one thing the Browns can't have happen and it's already a major problem.

Pete Smith
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Cowboys employing concepts to get the ball out of Dak Prescott's hands quickly, using a lot of misdirection.

Pete Smith
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Browns get a stop on the Cowboys first drive. Get a TD on their first drive. Couldn't have asked for a better start.

Now the Cowboys are starting on their own 12.

Pete Smith
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Browns reverse pass was stealing. Jarvis Landry hits a wide open Odell Beckham for the TD

Pete Smith
Pete Smith

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Browns offensive line blew the Cowboys off the ball for that first down run

Pete Smith
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Browns found the turd. Terrence Steele can't block Garrett and he gets a sack the second play of the game.

Pete Smith
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Joe Looney down after the first play of the game. Biadisz is the backup, former Wisconsin center. Cowboys already have a backup at right tackle. And Looney hasn't played particularly well.

Pete Smith
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Cowboys start with the ball, which might be preferable, since the Browns are undoubtedly amped up. Getting the ball in the second half could be advantageous.

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Not ideal, since he contributes a significant amount on offense and special teams