What are the Cleveland Browns X-factors in Week 4?
The Dallas Cowboys are barely 1-2.
Their lone win came against the Atlanta Falcons, who blew a 29-10 halftime lead.
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Browns are over .500 for the first time since 2014, winning consecutive games against the Cincinnati Bengals on a short week and then beating the Washington Football Team.
While the Browns were busy gaining momentum against the NFL’s bottom of the barrel, the Cowboys had their hands full with losses against the Los Angeles Rams, who look to be back in Super Bowl form, and the Seattle Seahawks. The slow start in Dallas might not be as bad as it appears.
This will be the first real “road game atmosphere” that Kevin Stefanski’s Browns will face this year. Of course, they traveled to Maryland for the beat down by the Baltimore Ravens, but there were no fans allowed in M&T Bank Stadium. This week, the Browns will be in front of nearly 22,000 socially-distanced spectators at Jerry’s World.
Throughout their back-to-back home victories, the Browns have been able to establish a run-first identity that they will take into Dallas. Stefanski found established success in dialing back Baker Mayfield’s pass attack and relying on the ground attack with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.
The Cowboys have much more talent on their roster than Washington and Cincinnati, so these three Browns X-Factors will need to dominate against Dallas.