The Cleveland Browns host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium. What must the team focus on to keep the game competitive?
The Cleveland Browns are halfway to an 0-16 season. While discussion begins to escalate regarding this, the team would love nothing more than to put this very real possibility to rest this Sunday. To do so, they will need to pull off an unlikely upset against the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys.
The difficult task serves as just Cleveland’s second matchup against a current division leader. This is very revealing, as it speaks to the light schedule early on in 2016, which will get much tougher. However, Sunday’s matchup is only Cleveland’s fourth home game of the year, and it begins a stretch of five games in which they play four on their home turf. Fans are hoping that these two factors offset as much as possible, so that the Browns can remain competitive as they have in recent weeks.
This week, home-field advantage will not offset the talent the Cowboys come in with. The Browns will have to be on top of their game in every facet and pay very careful attention to detail in order to have a chance. In more detail, the following is an analysis of the five most important areas for the Browns in week nine.