Daily Dawg Tags: Salvaging the season this Sunday

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The Cleveland Browns are looking to pick up a win on Sunday to stop the 0-16 talks in 2017 before the conversation can gain any momentum.

The Cleveland Browns head into Sunday’s matchup as slight favorites on the betting lines. Can you believe it?

Maybe it’s a sign as Browns fans need something positive to focus on before the Week 5 game against Josh McCown and the New York Jets.

The main source of good news is the return of Myles Garrett, who has been practicing this week after missing the first four games with an ankle injury. Can he be the ultimate difference? Probably not, but he should provide a spark on defense.

I hate to say the Browns need a win Sunday because I’ve been saying this for three weeks, but this is the final stretch of games deemed “winnable” just a few weeks ago. A win to put the team to 1-4 doesn’t mean they’re going 12-4, yet it does give this young roster an early win to build on moving forward. A luxury the 2016 group didn’t have.

We take a look at this and more from around the NFL in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Previewing Week 5 in the DPD Podcast

"The Cleveland Browns square off against Josh McCown and the New York Jets in a Week 5 game that could present one of the final decent chances at victory."

Browns seeking first victory against a familiar face

"Josh McCown‘s time as a member of the Cleveland Browns lasted two seasons in which the team won a total of four games."

Browns will have Myles Garrett on a “pitch count” (PFT)

"The long-awaited debut of first overall pick Myles Garrett is expected to come against the Jets this Sunday, but he won’t be jumping right into a full role at defensive end."

Myles Garrett’s impending debut offers optimism (NFL Spin Zone)

"The Cleveland Browns selected Myles Garrett first-overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, but he’s yet to debut. When he does, his impact will be immediate."

NFL news:

NFL Week 5: Picks, predictions and more (FanSided)

"The NFL heads into October with a good slate of games and one of the best primetime matchups yet with the Texans hosting the Chiefs on Sunday night."

Derek Carr throws at start of Oakland Raiders practice (NFL.com)

"Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is still not quite ready to get back on the playing field, but that doesn’t mean he’s missing workouts."