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Browns Just a Couple Pieces Away from Contention, but What Are Those Pieces?
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The Cleveland Browns keep losing close games, and Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys was no different. The close loses are an indication of where the Browns are as an organization; close to being a winner.

Over the last three years, piece by piece, what was once missing has been added to the roster. It has come to a point where the Browns can start adding the best player at any position. The personnel plan that Tom Heckert has put into place is starting to clear up.

The problem for Tom Heckert and Pat Shurmur is they most likely won't get to see the fruits of their labor. The change in ownership from Randy Lerner to Jimmy Haslam III will most likely mean a clean sweep in the front office and the coaching staff.

Whoever ends up coaching and acquiring talent for the Browns in 2013 won't be too far away from a finished product. A foundation of young talent is in place and is ready to stop losing.

The finishing pieces are not all on the field for the Cleveland Browns, so let's take a look at what is needed on and off the field to make the Browns a winning product.

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