After not practicing all week, Browns star cornerback Joe Haden was likely a doubtful player in today’s game at Dallas. This morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has the latest report on his status due to his lingering oblique injury:
Browns CB Joe Haden is OUT.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 18, 2012
Expect possible big games now for Miles Austin and Dez Bryant as Tony Romo’s main passing targets this game. All-Pro tight end Jason Witten also could make some more big plays over the middle. After entering the day as 7.5-point underdogs, this only hurts the Browns chances as the 2-7 road team today.
Update at 11:45 a.m. – The official Cleveland Browns Twitter account just sent out all of the inactives for today’s game:
#Browns inactives vs. Dallas: Patterson, Haden, B. Jackson, Ventrone, Marecic, R. Cameron & Shaw. Skrine is expected to start for Haden.
— Cleveland Browns (@OfficialBrowns) November 18, 2012
Nothing too surprising in this update. Obviously, Haden’s loss is the biggest as the Browns are 0-4 without him this year and have allowed 10 of their 17 opposing passing TDs in those four games.
[Related: NFL Report: Haden sits out practice again, status for Sunday uncertain]