The Cleveland Browns are 0-9 on the season after losing to the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 35-10.
The Browns got the ball first and had a couple of big plays to get right into the red zone, including a 44-yard pass out of a trick formation to RB Isaiah Crowell. After a third-down incompletion and an ejection of C Cameron Erving (Browns) and DL David Irving (Cowboys), Cleveland settled for a 31-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead.
For the rest of the third quarter, with a missed 41-yard field goal by K Cody Parkey sprinkled in, it was all Cowboys as they scored touchdowns on three of their first four drives. First it was a 26-yard touchdown pass from QB Dak Prescott to TE Jason Witten in the first quarter. In the second quarter, it was a 10-yard touchdown run by RB Ezekiel Elliot and then a 6-yard touchdown pass to WR Cole Beasley to put Dallas up 21-3.
QB Cody Kessler led an effective two-minute drill to close out the half, capping it off with a 12-yard touchdown pass to WR Terrelle Pryor to make it a 21-10 game at the half.
The Browns’ defense displayed some more atrocious defense in the second half, allowing touchdowns to start and end the third quarter to make it a 35-10 game. Dallas remained in control the rest of the game as Cleveland couldn’t do anything on either side of the ball.
Cleveland has a quick turnaround for their next game, as they take on the Ravens on Thursday Night Football.
- The yardage was pretty even in the first half -- 215 for Dallas, 194 for Cleveland. The Browns were 0-of-5 on third downs, though, while Dallas was 4-of-5.
- In the second half, Dallas out-gained Cleveland by having 208 yards compared to the Browns’ 28 yards of offense.
- QB Cody Kessler: 19-of-27 for 203 yards, 1 TD.
- RB Isaiah Crowell: 6 carries, 4 yards. 4 catches, 63 yards.
- WR Terrelle Pryor: 5 catches, 47 yards, 1 TD.
- WR Corey Coleman: 3 catches, 41 yards.
- LB Jamie Collins: 8 tackles.
- QB Dak Prescott: 21-of-27 for 247 yards, 3 TD. 4 rushes, 20 yards.
- RB Ezekiel Elliot: 18 carries, 92 yards, 2 TD.