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Browns vs. Cowboys: Dallas unconvincing in win

The Dallas Cowboys beat the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, but it wasn't a particularly convincing performance.

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

It was a nail-biter, but the Dallas Cowboys managed to squeak out a late 23-20 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. It wasn't exactly a convincing performance from Dallas, with Cleveland holding a 13-0 lead at halftime and the Cowboys' offense barely able to put enough points of their own on the board against a banged up Browns' defense to take the win.

Tony Romo was sacked seven times and was on the run even more, while the Dallas defense failed to frighten Brandon Weeden for almost the entire game. It took overtime to finally sort the teams out, with Dallas finally winning with a field goal.

Cowboys blog Blogging The Boys was unimpressed by the performance, to say the least:

In a game that needed plenty of makeup to mask several warts that appeared all over the surface, Dallas somehow dug deep enough against a seemingly inferior Browns team to win 23-20 in overtime. On the boot of a 38-yard field goal by Dan "Split'Em" Bailey, Dallas has somehow forced it's way back to .500 on the season. Although they did what they needed in order to remain viable for a playoff spot; the performance by the team in the first half says otherwise.

The fact that Dallas was taken to an extra period by the now 2-8 Browns, at home no less, speaks for itself.

The Cowboys won't get very much time to rest themselves up for their next game, playing on Thanksgiving against Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins as they look to boost themselves over .500 for the first time since they held a 2-1 record after Week 3.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.