Not many Cowboy fans thought that their team would struggle this afternoon against the Browns. Heck, not many pundits thought they would either.
It's not like the Cowboys are a juggernaut football team. Far from it. Yet anytime a 2-7 football team enters the home field of a team with potential playoff hopes, most believe that the team with the most to lose will have the most fight.
Dallas looked outmatched, overplayed, out of sorts and just plain bad in the first half against the Browns. This two-win Cleveland team came to play, and it showed.
It effectively held the Cowboys to under 70 total first-half yards and did not allow them a point on the board. That is the first time all season the Cowboys have been shut out in the first half.
But that didn't matter in the end. The second half was a different story, as the Cowboys came storming back. They were able to score 17 third-quarter points and shut the Browns offense down.
After a crazy last five minutes of the game, the Cowboys and Browns were all knotted as the whistle blew to end the fourth period.
The two teams headed off to a fifth quarter, where the Cowboys ended the Browns' quest to win their third game of the year. Dallas won behind a 38-yard field goal by kicker Dan Bailey.
Dallas is officially batting .500 for the season after that tough win against the Browns. But before we take a peek toward Thursday and the Cowboys' matchup with the Redskins, who can take credit as being a winner for Dallas on this Sunday afternoon?
Here are the biggest winners and losers from Sunday's contest with Cleveland.