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  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Cowboys-Browns at a glance

    3:15 p.m. Sunday at Texas Stadium


    By TODD ARCHER and JEAN-JACQUES TAYLOR / The Dallas Morning News


    Line: Cowboys by 4

    TV/Radio: Ch. 11; KLUV-FM (98.7), KFLC-AM (1270, in Spanish)

    Behind the number
    25 percent: The Cowboys scored only one touchdown in four trips inside Minnesota's 20-yard line Sunday. That's not nearly enough production to beat a high-powered team such as Minnesota.

    A look at those four red-zone possessions:

    Start Plays Result
    Minn. 8 4 Field goal
    Minn. 11 4 Aborted FG attempt
    Minn. 18 3 Touchdown
    Minn. 19 1 Lost fumble



    Why the Cowboys will win
    The home-field advantage: They were 6-2 at Texas Stadium last season, and when they needed to right the ship, they were able to do so with home victories. They need the same help Sunday. The Browns held Baltimore to three points, but the Cowboys have a more explosive offense than the Ravens. Vinny Testaverde should not be asked to repeat his 355-yard effort, but he could exploit the Browns' secondary.

    Why they will lose
    The Browns shut down Baltimore, which some pegged as the team to beat in the AFC. Dave Campo might have something to prove against his former employer and will have his defense ready to play for a second consecutive week. Quarterback Jeff Garcia can make enough plays to hurt the Cowboys, especially if the defense is as bad as it was against Minnesota.

    LAST MEETING

    Browns 19, Cowboys 14 (Dec. 10, 1994 at Texas Stadium)
    This is the first time the Cowboys play the Browns since they came back to the NFL in 1999. The last meeting wasn't so nice for the Cowboys. Bill Belichick's defense sacked Troy Aikman once, intercepted him twice and recovered two fumbles to end the Cowboys' four-game winning streak. Vinny Testaverde completed 15 of 25 passes for 112 yards with one touchdown and one interception, but the main offensive threat for the Browns that day was kicker Matt Stover. He kicked field goals of 34, 32, 43 and 32 yards. Emmitt Smith scored twice for the Cowboys – a 7-yard pass from Aikman and a 4-yard run – but Cleveland held the ball for 32:36, keeping Dallas' offense off the field most of the day.
  2. SA_Gunslinger

    SA_Gunslinger Official CZ Ea-girls hater

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    i think it's funny that vinny qb'ed the browns the last time they played us.

    haha
  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Didn't Vinny quarterback against us the last time the St. Louis Cardinals played us? :D
  4. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Hey Mike, thanks for posting the DMN articles these past few days. It is appreciated!

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