The Browns Topped the Cowboys in a Gritty 49-38 Win

Riding a 508 yards total offensive output, the Cleveland Browns topped the Dallas Cowboys in a gritty victory of 49-38, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 in AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Contributing to this victory, Baker Mayfield threw the football for 165 yards, and two touchdowns. The Browns also had a rushing game that produced 307 yards and three rushing touchdowns.

Mayfield helped the Browns in this victory by attempting 30 passes and completing 19 of them. This led to a final QB production of 165 yards, zero interceptions and two touchdowns for the game.

The Browns deployed a rushing game led by D’Ernest Johnson and Kareem Hunt. For the game, Johnson carried the ball 13 times and rushed for 95 yards, leading to no touchdowns. Hunt supplemented by carrying the ball 11 times for a total of 71 yards. In the passing game, the Browns’ top receivers were Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry. Beckham caught five passes for a total of 81 yards, while Landry contributed with 48 yards from five passes.

On the defensive side of the football, the Browns produced two forced fumbles, three tackles for loss, three sacks and zero defensive touchdowns.

Dak Prescott led the Cowboys in a losing effort with 502 yards, completing 41 of 58 passes, one interception, and four touchdowns, for a QB rating of 112.90.

The Cowboys’ rushing game was led by Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. For the game, Elliott carried the ball 12 times, rushed for 54 yards, and no touchdowns. Pollard supplemented and carried the ball a total of three times for a total of 16 yards. Meanwhile CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Cowboys. Lamb caught five passes from Prescott for a total of 79 yards, while Cooper contributed with 134 yards from 12 passes.

For the game, the Cowboys defensive effort yielded zero forced fumbles, two tackles for loss and two sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.

The Browns walked away from the game with an improved seasonal record of 1-0. The Cowboys on the other hand, dropped to 0-1 for the season.