Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys after missing practice again on Friday. He pulled an oblique muscle and has missed the Browns’ last two practices.
According to head coach Pat Shurmur, Haden will be a game-time decision, which means there is still a chance for him to play. The Browns could certainly use him; the Cowboys currently have the sixth-ranked pass offense, as they throw for 287 yards per game (also a product of often playing from behind).
Regardless, the Browns’ secondary can’t exactly afford to lose Haden. When he was out due to his four-game suspension, the secondary was torched on a regular basis. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is no slouch – he knows how to exploit a defense. Without Haden, the Browns could be in for a long day in Dallas.
If Haden can’t play, Buster Skrine will likely start in his place, as Dimitri Patterson is still out with an ankle injury.