Cleveland put all its chips on quarterback Derek Anderson by signing him to a three-year deal during the off-season. The move effectively silenced the Brady Quinn hype in the Dawg Pound. No Browns player might have been happier than Pro Bowl receiver Braylon Edwards.
Anderson and Edwards made a terrific duo last season. Edwards, a former Michigan standout, had a career year, catching 80 passes for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns. After working with Anderson this off-season, Edwards hopes he can improve even more.
"The biggest thing you do in the off-season is work with the guy who is going to start so you guys can get on the same page, get into a rhythm and know each other so you can make off-field adjustments on game day," Edwards said. "If you don't know who that guy is, you can't make those adjustments."
Edwards will be one of the Browns' biggest offensive threats against the Cowboys. He's studied plenty of game tape, and "I think HBO [Hard Knocks] helped me out a little bit, too."
However, it's unclear if Edwards can play at full strength for four quarters.
Edwards missed the Browns' final three preseason games with what he said was a case of "horseplay going wrong."
Edwards was running wind sprints with receiver Donte' Stallworth, the Browns' new offensive acquisition. Stallworth jokingly stepped on Edwards' foot, and his cleat gashed the receiver's foot. Edwards needed stitches and has since been trying to get back into shape.
Source: Dallas Morning News