CLEVELAND – It's safe to say the Cowboys saw something on tape that made them feel good about the Browns' matchup with their tight ends.
What better to explain how Gavin Escobar pulled down his first reception of the season on Sunday – and for a touchdown, no less.
"It felt really good – first catch of the season was a touchdown," Escobar said. "That was awesome."
It came on the Cleveland two-yard line, late in the second quarter. Escobar stayed in to block, and – after a late release – drifted to the flat where Dak Prescott found him completely alone for a short touchdown.
Escobar said he wasn't the primary option on the play, but the Browns' focus on Jason Witten left him all alone.
"Witten was the primary receiver, but I think they had like three guys guarding him, because he was tearing it up all game," Escobar said.
Dallas tight ends accounted for 11 catches for 150 total yards and two touchdowns on the afternoon. That fact didn't seem remotely surprising to Escobar.
"We knew that this was going to be a game where we were going to have opportunities," he said. "We weren't sure how it was going to go, but in the game plan we had opportunities to make plays."