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Cody Kessler To Start For Browns, Morris Claiborne Injury Maybe Not So Bad

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The latest Cowboys news as we head into the weekend.

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The Cleveland Browns cleared up their starting quarterback situation ahead of their game against the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday. The Browns will go with rookie Cody Kessler over veteran Josh McCown. Kessler has started five games for the Browns this year completing 67% of his passes and throwing four touchdowns and only one interception.

In our interview with Browns blog Dawgs By Nature earlier today, they said this about Kessler:

In five games this season, Kessler has a QB rating of 94.4. He is accurate, minimizes the turnovers, and most importantly, has been very efficient whenever opposing teams bring pressure. The downside is that he doesn't throw very well downfield, although that is something that could be assisted with the return of Corey Coleman this week.

The Browns had an opportunity to draft Dak Prescott, instead they opted for Kessler with the 97th pick (third round). Here is what Browns’ coach Hue Jackson says about that this week.

"We liked (Prescott),'' head coach Hue Jackson said. "Obviously, he's shown to be really good. He was definitely a guy that was in consideration, but obviously we have the guy that we took and they have the guy that they took. Everybody has the right guy for them, and he fits for them."

In other news, there may be some good news about Morris Claiborne. Jerry Jones was on the radio this morning and had this to day about Claiborne’s injury.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Friday that Claiborne's dealing with a "strained groin."

"He's doing much better, initially here these first few days, than we could have expected," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan's G-Bag Nation show [KRLD-FM]. "We're going to be positive about that. Obviously he's not going to play against Cleveland. I think that's been announced. The point is that Mo is having his best year and he'll be back out there, in my view."

A strained groin is better than a sports hernia, and so far it sounds like no surgery. All of that is positive.