July 23, 2014

Phil Taylor tweets frustration with referees in Browns-Cowboys game

It didn’t take long: The first notable Cleveland Brown has already come out on Twitter with his complaint about the referees from today’s 23-20 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys:

Defensive tackle Phil Taylor, who was able to play with Ahytba Rubin for the first time all season in the game, obviously isn’t happy with some of the ref’s calls. Notably, the secondary had several mistakes that led to Dallas first downs and the refs missed a blatant false start late in the fourth quarter.

[Related: Browns blow 13-0 halftime lead; lose 23-20 in overtime]

Box Score: Cowboys 23, Browns 20

Oh boy. This game was a doozy, as somehow the Cowboys needed an extra period to fend off the mistake-laden Browns. Nearly a dozen first down penalties by the Cleveland defense had the Cowboys on top late, but a crazy back-and-forth ending eventually resulted in the three-point win.

I’m sure we’ll have plenty of analysis on this nutty game over the next few hours and days. In fact, Rick already has his recap up from the game: Browns blow 13-0 halftime lead; lose 23-20 in overtime.

Scoring Summary

1st QuarterCLE – DAL
4:01 Cleveland BrownsCLE TD Brandon Weeden passed to Benjamin Watson down the middle for 10 yard gain (Phil Dawson made PAT) 7 – 0
2nd QuarterCLE – DAL
12:09 Cleveland BrownsCLE FG Phil Dawson kicked a 51-yard field goal 10 – 0
5:07 Cleveland BrownsCLE FG Phil Dawson kicked a 37-yard field goal 13 – 0
3rd QuarterCLE – DAL
4:16 Dallas CowboysDAL FG Dan Bailey kicked a 44-yard field goal 13 – 3
4th QuarterCLE – DAL
13:54 Dallas CowboysDAL TD Felix Jones rushed to the right for 2 yard gain (Dan Bailey made PAT) 13 – 10
6:46 Dallas CowboysDAL TD Tony Romo passed to Dez Bryant to the left for 28 yard gain (Dan Bailey made PAT) 13 – 17
1:07 Cleveland BrownsCLE TD Brandon Weeden passed to Benjamin Watson down the middle for 17 yard gain (Phil Dawson made PAT) 20 – 17
0:02 Dallas CowboysDAL FG Dan Bailey kicked a 32-yard field goal 20 – 20
OTCLE – DAL
6:07 Dallas CowboysDAL FG Dan Bailey kicked a 38-yard field goal 20 – 23

Passing

Cleveland Browns Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating
Brandon Weeden 20 35 210 57.1 6.0 2 18 2 0 93.8
Dallas Cowboys Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating
Tony Romo 35 50 313 70.0 6.3 7 56 1 0 93.2

Rushing

Cleveland Browns Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Trent Richardson 28 95 3.4 9 0 0
Montario Hardesty 4 23 5.8 12 0 0
Chris Ogbonnaya 1 1 1.0 1 0 0
Dallas Cowboys Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Felix Jones 14 43 3.1 12 1 0
Tony Romo 2 10 5.0 5 0 1
Lance Dunbar 5 10 2.0 7 0 0

Receiving

Cleveland Browns Rec Tgt Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Greg Little 3 4 53 17.7 22 0 0
Josh Gordon 5 7 53 10.6 23 0 0
Trent Richardson 6 8 49 8.2 27 0 0
Benjamin Watson 4 8 47 11.8 17 2 0
Josh Cooper 1 2 6 6.0 6 0 0
Alex Smith 1 1 2 2.0 2 0 0
Joshua Cribbs 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
Jordan Cameron 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0
Mohamed Massaquoi 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0
Dallas Cowboys Rec Tgt Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Dez Bryant 12 15 145 12.1 30 1 0
Miles Austin 6 12 58 9.7 13 0 0
Jason Witten 7 8 51 7.3 10 0 0
Dwayne Harris 3 3 20 6.7 8 0 0
Felix Jones 2 3 12 6.0 7 0 0
Kevin Ogletree 1 3 10 10.0 10 0 0
Cole Beasley 1 1 8 8.0 8 0 0
Lance Dunbar 2 3 6 3.0 6 0 0
Lawrence Vickers 1 1 3 3.0 3 0 0

Kicking

Cleveland Browns XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Phil Dawson 2 2 2 2 51 100.0 8
Dallas Cowboys XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Dan Bailey 2 2 3 3 44 100.0 11

Punting

Cleveland Browns Punt Avg Blk In20 TB
Reggie Hodges 5 31.0 0 2 1
Dallas Cowboys Punt Avg Blk In20 TB
Brian Moorman 7 43.1 0 3 0