ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Cleveland Browns were already without defensive back
With Skrine then out of the game, which Cleveland lost, 23-20, the Browns called upon
Bademosi finished the game with three defensive tackles, one stop on special teams and a pass breakup on a key third-down play in overtime. Fellow rookie defensive back
“I’m proud of them,” cornerback
Having practiced with Bademosi and Wade since the team started minicamp sessions back in the spring, Ward was comfortable with them coming into the lineup and making plays.
“They’re all competitors,” Ward said. “I wouldn’t even worry. When Bad came in, I wasn’t worried about him giving anything up because I see how he works in practice. Buster got the start. I wasn’t even worried about T-Wade.
“They all battled. They’re all smart. They know what they’re doing, so we just get ready to rock with who we’ve got out there. I think we played pretty well for the most part. We gave up some plays and some penalties, but even when Bad came in when Buster went down, he held his own. He made a crucial play on third down, so that proves the kind of depth we have.”
Even with the distractions that come with playing in front of 81,936 fans and underneath the world’s largest high-definition television that stretches from one 20-yard line to the other at Cowboys Stadium, the rookies were able to help hold the Cowboys to a field goal at the end of regulation, which forced an overtime session.
Their play left an impression, not only on their defensive teammates, but also, the most tenured Brown in kicker