Sunday, October 4, 2020, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, 1 p.m. ET
Browns at Cowboys Betting Preview: Browns (+4.5/-110), Cowboys (-4.5/-110)
The Browns (2-1) climbed above .500 for the first time since 2014 with a 34-20 victory against Washington last Sunday, ending a streak of 90 consecutive weeks without a winning record.
Baker Mayfield completed 16 of 23 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns. He also snapped his league-high eight-game streak of throwing interceptions. Seven players caught passes, including touchdowns by Kareem Hunt and rookie tight end Harrison Bryant.
Nick Chubb (19 carries for 108 yards) became the first Browns player since Hall of Famer Leroy Kelly in 1967 to post back-to-back games with at least 100 rushing yards and two rushing TDs. He is averaging a career-best 5.7 yards per carry.
Cleveland intercepted Dwayne Haskins three times and sacked him three times, including a strip-sack and fumble recovery by Myles Garrett. He has 17.5 sacks in his last 18 games. Veteran Sheldon Richardson had a sack for the second straight week.
The Cowboys (1-2) are an onside kick recovery away from being 0-3. They couldn’t maintain the momentum from the Week 2 comeback against Atlanta last Sunday in Seattle as MVP frontrunner Russell Wilson carved up their depleted secondary for 315 yards and five touchdowns.
Dak Prescott set career highs in passing attempts (57) and yards (472) and tossed three touchdowns, but he was also intercepted twice — including his final pass with 14 seconds left in the 38-31 loss.
Prescott leads the NFL with 1,188 passing yards and is on pace for a ridiculous 6,336. The flip side is that the Cowboys haven’t been feeding Ezekiel Elliott (14 carries against the Seahawks) even though they are 22-4 when he rushes for 100-plus.
Second-year wideout Cedrick Wilson caught five passes for 107 yards and two scores against Seattle and Michael Gallup had six catches for 138 yards and a TD. Amari Cooper leads the team with 25 receptions and 267 yards.
Browns at Cowboys Betting Pick for Week 4
The Cowboys have won the last four meetings and haven’t lost to the Browns at home since 1994. Cleveland has also lost 11 consecutive road games against NFC teams, dating back to a 26-24 win at Atlanta on Nov. 23, 2014.
Someone has to win the dreadful NFC East (combined 2-9-1 record) and Dallas has a chance to gain control with three consecutive winnable home games to start the month of October.
Prescott is a perfect 4-0 against the AFC North in his career, completing 74 percent of his passes for 1,094 yards with nine touchdowns and zero interceptions. Elliott averaged 109.3 rushing yards and scored seven touchdowns in those games.
Browns at Cowboys Betting Pick:
Cowboys 34, Browns 24
Browns at Cowboys Best Bet for Week 4
The Browns have scored 30-plus points in back-to-back games for the first time since 2010. You have to go all the way back to 1968 to find the last time they did it in three straight weeks.
The Cowboys averaged 32.1 points per game at home in Kellen Moore’s first season as offensive coordinator in 2019 and scored 40 in the Week 2 home opener against the Falcons.
Browns at Cowboys Best Bet: OVER 55 points (-110)