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Prescott, Cowboys overpower winless Browns 35-10

CLEVELAND (AP) America's Team is looking more and more like Dak Prescott's.

The rookie quarterback threw three easy touchdown passes and kept any talk about Dallas playing Tony Romo unnecessary, leading the Cowboys to a 35-10 rout on Sunday over the winless Cleveland Browns.

Rookie Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 92 yards and scored twice, and durable veteran tight end Jason Witten had 134 yards receiving for the Cowboys, off to their best start since 2007.

Prescott has won seven straight starts since losing the season opener, and with the Cowboys (7-1) leading the NFC East and getting better, there's no reason for the team to accelerate Romo's return from a back injury.

Romo practiced earlier this week and is looking at a return at some point this season.

However, the way Prescott is playing, the 36-year-old Romo doesn't look as if he'll be back on the field anytime soon.

''We've got a great luxury and wonderful problem to have,'' Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. ''We've got some real talent at our quarterback position. I think Tony Romo is one of the best quarterbacks that has played this game.

''My real regret would be to have had him here and not win a Super Bowl with him. He's that talented. And then I look at Dak and how he's playing, his future. I just don't have a problem with this situation.''

As the Cowboys wrestle with success, the Browns (0-9) are plunging to new depths.

They've dropped a franchise-record 12 straight going back to last season and lost 19 of 20 - also a team record. Cleveland, which also started 0-9 in 1975, is 3-27 in its past 30 and the Browns are the first team since the 1964 Denver Broncos to allow at least 25 points in their first nine games.

''We're not going 0-16,'' linebacker Christian Kirksey said. ''I don't know if I'm supposed to say this, but we're not going winless.''

The Browns gained just 28 total yards in the second half when they were overmatched on both sides of the ball by the Cowboys.

Prescott threw a 26-yard TD pass to Witten and a 6-yarder to Cole Beasley in the first half to help Dallas open a 21-3 lead.

And while Prescott's pushing Romo deeper into the background, the fourth-round pick from Mississippi State is also drawing comparisons to another Cowboys rookie QB - Troy Aikman.

Prescott broke two of the Hall of Famer's team rookie records in the blowout, surpassing him in TDs and completions. With eight games left, Prescott, who finished 21 of 27 for 247 yards, will surpass all of Aikman's first-year marks and may start to chip away at some others as well.

Jones said Romo will do more this week at practice, but he doesn't know if the quarterback will be active when the Cowboys visit the Pittsburgh Steelers next Sunday.

Prescott said there has been no awkwardness between the QBs and credited Romo with guiding him through the early part of his NFL career. If there's any controversy, it's taking place outside the confirms of the Cowboys locker room.

''Me and Tony have a great relationship,'' he said. ''I don't think this team or anybody even worries about that. We come in stay focused and just try to win no matter who's back there.''

ONE TOUGH COWBOY

The 34-year-old Witten, who had eight receptions, made his 155th consecutive start, breaking a team record held by linebacker Lee Roy Jordan.

It was Witten's first 100-yard game since 2013 and the 13-year veteran moved past Calvin Johnson (11,619 yards) for 28th place on the career list.

ELLIOTT MESS

Jones said he's ''very comfortable'' with his knowledge of the allegations against Elliott, who has been interviewed by the league this season regarding domestic violence complaints.

''Everything that I know regarding Zeke's case, makes me satisfied that we don't have issues,'' Jones said.

KESSLER RETURNS

Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler returned after missing one game with a concussion and passed for 203 yards. Kessler threw a 12-year-old TD pass to Terrelle Pryor and also took several hard shots as Dallas' defense teed off on him with the big lead in the second half.

Kessler was limping after the game. He received an X-ray on his leg, but feels he'll be able to play Thursday at Baltimore.

ERVING VS. IRVING

Five plays into the game, the Browns and Cowboys were brawling.

Cleveland starting center Cam Erving and Dallas defensive end David Irving scuffled following a play and both were ejected. It's not clear what prompted the altercation, which included punches being thrown and ended with Erving pulling off Irving's helmet.

The loss of Erving caused the latest shake up on Cleveland's offensive line as John Greco moved from right guard to center, Alvin Bailey went from left guard to right and rookie Spencer Drango came in.

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Key Players
D. Prescott 4 QB
247 YDs, 3 TDs, 0 INTs
C. Kessler 6 QB
203 YDs, 1 TDs, 0 INTs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:41
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
35
10
Touchdown 1:41
D.Prescott pass short left to G.Escobar for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
64
yds
5:30
pos
34
10
Point After TD 11:30
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
28
10
Touchdown 11:30
E.Elliott left tackle for 8 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
3:30
pos
27
10
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:23
C.Parkey extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Hughlett, Holder-B.Colquitt.
plays
yds
pos
21
10
Touchdown 0:23
C.Kessler pass short right to T.Pryor Sr. for 12 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Penalty on DAL-D.Lawrence, Defensive Offside, declined.
7
plays
80
yds
1:27
pos
21
9
Point After TD 1:50
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
21
3
Touchdown 1:50
D.Prescott pass short left to C.Beasley for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
67
yds
4:39
pos
20
3
Point After TD 10:02
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
14
3
Touchdown 10:02
E.Elliott right tackle for 10 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
69
yds
4:48
pos
13
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:47
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
7
3
Touchdown 6:47
D.Prescott pass deep right to J.Witten for 26 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
75
yds
5:53
pos
6
3
Field Goal 12:40
C.Parkey 31 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Hughlett, Holder-B.Colquitt.
6
plays
62
yds
2:20
pos
0
3
Time of Pos 39:39 20:21
1st Downs 29 13
Rushing 13 3
Passing 15 9
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 8-12 1-9
4th Down Conv 2-2 1-1
Total Net Yards 423 222
Total Plays 70 44
Avg Gain 6.0 5.0
Net Yards Rushing 168 45
Rush Attempts 42 13
Avg Rush Yards 4.0 3.5
Net Yards Passing 255 177
Comp. - Att. 22-28 19-27
Yards Per Pass 9.1 6.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 4-26
Penalties - Yards 4-38 5-33
Touchdowns 5 1
Rushing TDs 2 0
Passing TDs 3 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 2-37.5 5-44.0
Return Yards 18 55
Punts - Returns 3-18 1-2
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 3-53
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 5/5 2/3
Extra Points 5/5 1/1
Field Goals 0/0 1/2
Red Zone Eff. 4-5 -80% 1-2 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 4-4 -100% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Cowboys 7-171414035
Browns 0-9370010
255 PASS YDS 177
168 RUSH YDS 45
423 TOTAL YDS 222
Cowboys
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Prescott 4 QB
29
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
77.8% 247 3 0 141.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.5% 2020 12 2 104.2
D. Prescott 21/27 247 3 0 29
M. Sanchez 3 QB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 8 0 0 100.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 8 0 0 100.0
M. Sanchez 1/1 8 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
E. Elliott 21 RB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 92 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
177 891 7
E. Elliott 18 92 2 15 21
A. Morris 46 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 56 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
53 192 2
A. Morris 17 56 0 13 5
D. Prescott 4 QB
29
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 125 4
D. Prescott 4 20 0 13 29
L. Whitehead 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 65 0
L. Whitehead 1 2 0 2 0
M. Sanchez 3 QB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -2 0
M. Sanchez 2 -2 0 -1 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Witten 82 TE
19
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 8 134 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 38 424 2
J. Witten 10 8 134 1 35 19
C. Beasley 11 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 6 56 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 43 499 4
C. Beasley 6 6 56 1 18 11
T. Williams 83 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 355 1
T. Williams 3 2 19 0 15 1
D. Bryant 88 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 282 2
D. Bryant 4 1 19 0 19 1
G. Swaim 87 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 69 0
G. Swaim 2 2 11 0 8 1
B. Butler 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 125 2
B. Butler 1 1 9 0 9 0
E. Elliott 21 RB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 155 0
E. Elliott 1 1 5 0 5 21
G. Escobar 89 TE
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 2 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 2 1
G. Escobar 1 1 2 1 2 6
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
S. Lee 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
48-29 0 0.0
S. Lee 5-3 0.0 0 0
O. Scandrick 32 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-1 0 2.0
O. Scandrick 4-1 0.0 0 0
A. Hitchens 59 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-18 0 0.5
A. Hitchens 3-3 0.5 0 0
M. Collins 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 2.0
M. Collins 3-0 2.0 0 0
J. Durant 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-9 0 1.0
J. Durant 2-0 1.0 0 0
D. Lawrence 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
D. Lawrence 2-0 0.0 0 0
B. Carr 39 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-5 1 0.0
B. Carr 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Wilson 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 0.5
D. Wilson 1-1 0.5 0 0
K. Wilber 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
K. Wilber 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Brown 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-6 0 0.0
A. Brown 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Crawford 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-6 0 3.5
T. Crawford 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. McClain 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-10 0 1.5
T. McClain 1-1 0.0 0 0
L. McFadden 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. McFadden 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Heath 38 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
J. Heath 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Thornton 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-8 0 1.5
C. Thornton 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Wilcox 27 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-4 0 0.0
J. Wilcox 1-2 0.0 0 0
B. Mayowa 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 2.0
B. Mayowa 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Jones 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-3 0 0.0
B. Jones 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Bailey 5 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 5/5
SEASON FG XP
14/16 25/25
D. Bailey 0/0 0 5/5 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Jones 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 37.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
24 46.5 9
C. Jones 2 37.5 1 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
L. Whitehead 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 6.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
13 7.5 15 0
L. Whitehead 3 6.0 15 0
Browns
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Kessler 6 QB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.4% 203 1 0 104.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.5% 1150 5 1 96.1
C. Kessler 19/27 203 1 0 15
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Johnson 29 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
47 241 1
D. Johnson 5 30 0 9 4
C. Kessler 6 QB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 13 0
C. Kessler 2 11 0 8 15
I. Crowell 34 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
112 528 5
I. Crowell 6 4 0 8 6
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
I. Crowell 34 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 63 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 204 0
I. Crowell 4 4 63 0 44 6
T. Pryor 11 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 47 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 46 579 4
T. Pryor 7 5 47 1 16 10
C. Coleman 19 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 3 41 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 214 2
C. Coleman 7 3 41 0 18 4
G. Barnidge 82 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 23 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 36 426 0
G. Barnidge 3 3 23 0 9 2
D. Johnson 29 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 36 313 0
D. Johnson 2 2 16 0 9 4
A. Hawkins 16 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 237 3
A. Hawkins 4 2 13 0 9 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Davis 56 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-26 0 0.0
D. Davis 7-3 0.0 0 1
J. Collins 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-15 2 1.0
J. Collins 5-3 0.0 0 0
C. Johnson 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 2.0
C. Johnson 4-1 0.0 0 0
C. Kirksey 58 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
52-29 0 1.5
C. Kirksey 4-5 0.0 0 0
D. Kindred 30 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-9 0 0.0
D. Kindred 4-2 0.0 0 0
E. Reynolds 30 SAF
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
E. Reynolds 3-2 0.0 0 0
B. Boddy-Calhoun 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-2 1 1.0
B. Boddy-Calhoun 3-0 0.0 0 0
I. Campbell 24 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-7 0 0.0
I. Campbell 3-3 0.0 0 0
J. Taylor 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-6 2 0.0
J. Taylor 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Haden 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-4 2 0.0
J. Haden 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Shelton 55 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-16 0 1.5
D. Shelton 1-2 0.0 0 0
T. Williams 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-6 1 0.0
T. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Hughlett 47 LS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
C. Hughlett 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Schobert 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-6 0 0.5
J. Schobert 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Meder 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-14 0 1.0
J. Meder 1-2 0.0 0 0
T. Howard 41 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 0.0
T. Howard 1-0 0.0 0 0
X. Cooper 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-5 0 0.0
X. Cooper 0-1 0.0 0 0
E. Ogbah 90 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-16 0 3.0
E. Ogbah 0-4 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Parkey 3 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
11/15 11/11
C. Parkey 1/2 31 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Colquitt 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 44.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
44 45.8 12
B. Colquitt 5 44.0 1 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Louis 80 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 17.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 19.3 24 0
R. Louis 2 17.0 18 0
G. Atkinson 25 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 17.3 21 0
G. Atkinson 1 19.0 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Johnson 29 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 8.6 18 0
D. Johnson 1 2.0 2 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:40 DAL 25 5:53 10 75 TD
4:33 DAL 1 1:32 3 5 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:50 DAL 31 4:48 9 69 TD
6:29 DAL 33 4:39 9 67 TD
0:23 DAL 25 0:23 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DAL 25 3:30 7 75 TD
7:11 DAL 36 5:30 9 64 TD
0:17 DAL 36 5:36 9 27 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:48 DAL 45 7:48 13 37 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CLE 25 2:20 6 62 FG
6:47 CLE 25 2:14 5 15 Punt
3:01 CLE 46 3:11 9 31 FG Miss
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:02 CLE 10 3:33 5 19 Punt
1:50 CLE 20 1:27 7 80 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:30 CLE 8 4:19 8 22 Punt
1:41 CLE 25 1:24 3 5 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:41 CLE 12 1:53 3 6 Punt