ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's hard to be happy with the Dallas Cowboys' defense after a game like this.
It's hard to smile when you see that defense without sacks or quarterback pressures in the first half.
It's hard to smile when you see that defense give up a go-ahead touchdown with ease in the fourth quarter, to a team with just two wins in three months.
Yet the Cowboys can smile. They survived for a 23-20 overtime victory Sunday afternoon over the Cleveland Browns.
Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said he took this game against the Browns personally because of how the team treated him and his buddy, former coach Eric Mangini.
Ryan wanted to beat the Browns badly, and he did win. But it left you with little confidence going forward that this defense can make enough plays to win important games.
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