The Dallas Cowboys are off to an unexpected 6-1 start this season due primarily to the stellar play of two rookies: quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott. And both are expected to start this Sunday against a winless Cleveland Browns team in a contest where the Cowboys are heavily favored.
Although the Cowboys rookie duo of Prescott and Elliott continue to be the talk of the league amid a six-game winning-streak, one Dallas insider warns America’s Team should be weary of a unheralded but talented rookie roaming the Browns’ defensive middle this Sunday.
“Something to keep an eye on for the Browns defensively is outside linebacker Carl Nassib,” wrote former NFL Scout Bryan Broaddus on the team’s official website. “Last week against the New York Jets, Nassib knocked three of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s passes down at the line of scrimmage. For the season, Nassib has four tipped passes to go along with 1.5 sacks. With the way the Cowboys like to work the ball in the middle of the field and to the outside on swings and screens, Nassib’s length and ability could affect how successful those attempts are executed.”
So far this year, Nassib has recorded seven total tackles, four pass defends and 1.5 sacks in six games. But with the added presence of recently acquired Jamie Collins, who was traded to the Browns by the New England Patriots on Monday, the rookie could receive a boost in play due to the talented linebacker’s presence.