NFL Notes: Browns, Cowboys, Texans

     

Browns

Browns DE Myles Garrett said he has not thought about approaching Steelers QB Mason Rudolph following the on-field incident from last year.  

“I haven’t thought about it,” Garrett said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Focusing on how I’m going to get to Ben [Roethlisberger]. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it, whether that’s down the road or whenever we see each other. I’m just focused on the gameplan and getting the win. That comes secondary.”

Garrett added that he is focused on their Week 6 game against Pittsburgh and not considering last year’s scuffle between the two teams. 

“I’m just ready to play within the six seconds that the average play lasts,” Garrett said. “After that, that’s on them. I’ll walk away from any situation that we have and whenever we have to snap the ball again, I’ll be there.”

Garrett expects both teams to keep their game clean and professional.

“Just play within the whistle,” Garrett said. “Don’t be worried about what they’re doing to frustrate or knock us off our game. I think they are going to play a clean, fair game and we’re going to do the same.”

Garrett praised the Browns organization and his teammates for supporting him after the incident with Rudolph. 

“[The support] meant a lot,” Garrett said. “They stuck by me through that time. That’s all you can ask for from an organization, but like I have said, we’re past that. That was last year, and none of that remains for the other side. We are just focused on winning games.”

  • Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. has had two negative COVID-19 test results after dealing with a non-related illness on Thursday and is expected to play in Week 6. 

Cowboys

Cowboys’ QB Andy Dalton said he plans to continue keeping Dallas on the right track as he takes over for the injured QB Dak Prescott and even gave a nod to the way Prescott has been leading the team.

“We don’t see things changing much. I feel like we can just run this offense,” Dalton said, via Todd Archer of ESPN. “I’ve been in a lot of different systems and kind of been through it all, so I like everything that we’re doing and my job is to keep this thing exactly how Dak had it. Dak was playing really well, and we don’t feel like we want there to be any drop-off since he’s not going to be in there. Obviously, I’ve been used to starting. I mean for the last nine years, so my role is a little different the first five games being behind Dak, but now it’s like getting back to basically how it was for me. And so I know how to prepare. I’ve got a routine that I’ve been used to that I’ve done that I feel like has worked really well for me. It’s not really a whole lot new that I’m trying to figure out. I’ve got the experience of doing this for a while. Your role is a lot different and you’re seeing things from a different vantage point being on the sideline and not being the guy out there. It definitely gives you an appreciation for being out there, being the guy, being the one that’s out there with the ability to impact the game. Yeah, I mean I definitely think it’s going to make me a better quarterback.”

Texans

  • Texans are bringing in LB Blair Brown and DE Eli Mencer for a tryout. (Aaron Wilson)
  • The Texans officially ruled out TE Jordan Akins (ankle/concussion), RB Buddy Howell (hamstring), and ILB Peter Kalambayi (hamstring) from Sunday’s Week 6 game against the Titans.
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