Cleveland Browns vs Dallas Cowboys


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The Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys face off Sunday at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. Football in what should be a high scoring game. These two teams like to score a lot of points with Cleveland scoring 69 points in there last two games while Dallas has scored 78 points in there last two.

The Browns offense is lead led by new head coach Kevin Stefanski, quarterback Baker Mayfield, and a very good ground game led Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Baker has shown this season that he is most effective when the ground game gets going with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. The Browns may be without Kareem Hunt, and offensive linemen JC Tretter and Joel Bitonio who all are listed as questionable this week.

The Browns defense has struggled this season as they haven't been able to stay healthy this season. In week one they couldn't stop Baltimore which to be fair does have an amazing offense. Cleveland has also given up a ton of points so far this season with the most notable coming from the Bengals game, where a rookie quarterback almost defeated Cleveland by scoring 30 points only falling short by 5 points. The Cleveland Browns have come up with three interceptions this season all coming against Dwayne Haskins who is still clearly trying to develop as a quarterback as this is his second season but his first as a starter. Like mentioned earlier the Cleveland Browns defense is pretty banged up with notable players such as Greedy Williams, Denzel Ward, and Olivier Vernon among more listed as questionable.

The Cowboys on offense are absolutely loaded with weapons for Dak Prescott to throw to including Amari Cooper, Micheal Gallup, and 1st round rookie CeeDee Lamb at receiver. Aside from the passing game, the Dallas Cowboys have Ezeikal Elliot at running back and a great offensive line, unfortunately, Offensive Tackle Tyron Smith is questionable for this game. Dallas has the 7th lowest sacked percentage, should Tyron Smith be healthy enough for this one I wouldn't expect much from Myles Garrett and company.

The Cowboys defense hasn't been as much of an issue as I would've originally thought, but with that said they have given up a ton of points so far this season. Dallas has only come up with a single interception this season which is somewhat surprising since their games have been pretty pass-heavy from both sides but at the same time, it's not when you consider the personnel in the secondary. Chidobe Awuzie the only Cowboy with an interception should be returning against the Browns and it seems the only defensive player questionable is Demarcus Lawrence.

This should be a fun one to watch with all of the talents on the field. I'm going to have to take the side of Dallas easily in as Cleveland has enjoyed a ridiculously easy schedule so far against two of the worst teams in the league right now with the Bengals and Washington. Dallas is the worst team for Cleveland to face right now since Baker Mayfield benefits from the run game and Dak Prescott and company are looking to turn this into a shootout against a hobbled secondary. If Cleveland is down early in this one Cleveland is going to have Baker try and win this one without much help from the run game, that's when Baker starts to make mistakes. Dallas's defense has given up 3.8 yards a carry which is the 10th best, so even if it's close I don't expect Cleveland's running game to be enough to win. Aside from the absolute best teams like Kansas City and Baltimore, this is the worst matchup for Cleveland.