Rookie QB Kessler back in starting lineup for Browns

The Browns are winless and have had to play six quarterbacks this season because of injuries

Cody Kessler - Cleveland Browns football

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler will start Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

Kessler had been sidelined with a concussion suffered on Oct. 23 in the first half against Cincinnati. He returned to practice this week, and coach Hue Jackson said Friday he’ll start Kessler over Josh McCown, who played last Sunday against the New York Jets.

The Browns are winless and have had to play six quarterbacks this season because of injuries.

A third-round pick, Kessler has shown steady improvement this season. He was forced into the lineup following injuries to Robert Griffin III and McCown. He will match up this week against Dallas rookie Dak Prescott, a close friend he met while attending quarterbacks camps in recent years. Prescott has led the Cowboys to six straight wins.

Kessler has completed 89 of 133 passes for 947 yards and four touchdowns.

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