Browns vs. Cowboys: Final Report Card, Player Grades for Cleveland

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Browns vs. Cowboys: Final Report Card, Player Grades for Cleveland

The Cleveland Browns (2-8) dropped a disappointing overtime game to the Dallas Cowboys (5-5) by a final score of 23-20 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Dan Bailey kicked a winning field goal with a little over 6 minutes left to play in OT after a 20-yard punt return by Dwayne Harris put the Cowboys on the Browns side of the field.

A pass interference call on Sheldon Brown gave the Cowboys the football inside the Browns' 15-yard line but they were unable to punch it in for a score. They settled for a field goal to send the game to overtime.

Cleveland failed to convert on a fourth-and-one play from the Cowboys one-yard line. They followed that by stopping the Cowboys on three-consecutive plays to force a punt. Brandon Weeden then hit Benjamin Watson on a 19-yard touchdown throw on the team's first play following the punt.

Tony Romo gave the Cowboys a four-point lead on a 28-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant.

The Cowboys capped off their third-quarter drive at the beginning of the fourth quarter on a two-yard Felix Jones touchdown run.

Dallas drove down the field easily with their first possession of the second half. That was until a Cleveland sack and holding penalty on subsequent plays pushed the team back and forced them to settle for a 44-yard Dan Bailey field goal.

Phil Dawson hit a 51-yard field goal, his 24th straight made attempt, after Brandon Weeden sailed a pass over the head of a wide open Josh Cooper deep in Cowboys territory.

Dawson's second field goal, his 25th straight, was a 47-yarder that came after a Browns' drive stalled.

Cleveland's first score came when Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden found Benjamin Watson in a soft spot of the coverage for a 10-yard touchdown pass on 3rd and Goal play. There were three defenders but the rookie QB put it right on the money to give Cleveland an early lead.

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