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News » Cleveland Browns Notes, Quotes 2008-09-04


Cleveland Browns Notes, Quotes 2008-09-04


Cleveland Browns Notes, Quotes 2008-09-04
--This will be the Cowboys' first visit to Cleveland in 17 years. The last time Dallas played in Cleveland, Bill Belichick was the Browns' head coach.


--The Browns held a 2-1 edge on the Cowboys in the playoffs in the days before the AFL and NFL merged. The Cowboys drilled the Browns 52-14 on Dec. 24, 1967. The Browns won divisional playoff games 31-20 and 38-14 over the Cowboys the next two years.

--The Browns turned in many miserable performances in 2004, and the 19-12 loss to the Cowboys was one of them. They scored all their points on Phil Dawson field goals. Starting quarterback Jeff Garcia was eight of 27 for 71 yards. He was sacked once and threw three interceptions. His passer rating was 0.0.

--The Browns have a 15-10 edge over the Cowboys in the regular season, but a closer look at the numbers shows why: Cleveland won 11 of 12 meetings between 1960 and 1966.

--On Nov. 24, 1963, while the nation was grieving over the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Browns beat the Cowboys 27-17 to move into a first-place tie in the NFL East. The Cowboys held Jim Brown to 51 yards rushing, but the Browns intercepted four passes. The most critical was by safety Ross Fichtner in the fourth quarter. The Browns were leading 13-10 when he picked off a pass thrown by Don Meredith and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown.

--On Dec. 12, 1994, in Dallas, the Browns held on to beat the Cowboys 19-14 when Eric Turner covered Jay Novacek six inches short of the goal line after Novacek slipped on the final play of the game. The Cowboys were two-time defending Super Bowl champs.

--The strangest game between the Browns and Cowboys was played on Dec. 12, 1970. The Browns lost, 6-2. On a rainy, muddy day in Cleveland Stadium, the Browns got their only points when Chuck Reynolds tackled Bob Hayes for a safety in the first quarter. Mike Clark kicked field goals of 36 and 37 yards in the second half for the Browns. Errors doomed the Browns. Bill Nelsen threw three interceptions, they had a punt blocked leading to one Dallas field goal and they fumbled once inside the Cowboys 10.

BY THE NUMBERS: 10 -- Consecutive years the Browns have opened the season at home.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I have so many responsibilities. I can't let this thing linger." -- Return specialist Josh Cribbs, on his frustration concerning a sprained ankle.



Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: September 4, 2008

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