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Cowboys-Browns Game Balls: Witten sparks Dallas domination

Cowboys defensive tackle Maliek Collins wrestles Browns quarterback Cody Kessler to the ground for one of his two sacks Sunday.
Cowboys defensive tackle Maliek Collins wrestles Browns quarterback Cody Kessler to the ground for one of his two sacks Sunday. rmallison@star-telegram.com

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten: He made his club-record 155th consecutive start and followed it with eight catches for 134 yards and one touchdown. He had a 26-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott: Prescott had a passer rating of 141.8 while completing 21 of 27 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns. Elliott carried 18 times for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

Cowboys offensive line: This group had their way with the Browns. They allowed no sacks and paved the way for 423 total yards, 29 first downs that included 13 by rush, and an average of 6.0 yards per play.

Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee and rookie tackle Maliek Collins: Lee led the team in tackles with eight and had one tackle for loss. Collins had two sacks, three tackles, two tackles for loss and two pressures. The Cowboys were 4 of 5 in the red zone.

Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli: His “Mighty Orphans” have not allowed a 100-yard rusher or a 100-yard receiver this season. They held the Browns to a season-low 10 points, the fewest since allowing 10 points at Philadelphia in 2015, and have allowed 23 points or fewer in each of their first eight games for the first time since 1994.

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