Included below are select quotes from interviews with the following Browns players during today's media availability:
- WR Corey Coleman
- WR Terrelle Pryor Sr.
- DL Danny Shelton
- DB Tramon Williams Sr.
WR Corey Coleman:
On if he has experienced any rust since returning to play:
"Full-speed ahead. During the process, I was out there running around. I couldn't catch anything, but I was running around, making sure I stay in shape and going over the plays, getting mental reps."
On if he can pick up where he left off or if he expects to be eased back into action:
"I expect to pick right back up. They have been doing an unbelievable job the way they have been handling the situation when I was out, the way and the process they had in plan for me so that was really good."
On if he studies WRs like the Cowboys WR Dez Bryant:
"Dez is a beast. I know him really personally. He is like a big brother. We are with the same brand, the Jordan brand. He is an unbelievable guy. I have mad respect for him."
On when he first met Bryant:
"I met him a couple of times while I was in college, and then after I came out, going through the process, I signed with Jordan. We had like shoots in Vegas. We had photoshoots. We had a resort in the Bahamas that me and him just really connected. He is a really, really good guy, a mentor and role model."
On the potential to play his first game with QB Cody Kessler and their chemistry on the field:
"Cody is an unbelievable guy. Whoever the starter is, I am going to battle for them. Those guys behind the line, they battle for us. They are unbelievable. I came in with Cody so I had a little taste of it, rookie minicamp and stuff. Great guy, great football player, great quarterback, too."
On if he set new goals for the second half of the season:
"I do have goals, but I don't like sharing my goals. I am just going to take it one game at a time."
WR Terrelle Pryor Sr.:
On how excited he is to have WR Corey Coleman alongside him against the Cowboys:
"We all know he is very explosive from the line of scrimmage and also when he gets the ball in his hands so I know we are excited about that and also excited that he is going to be able to open up the field more and guys can't really just focus on one person. Excited about that as well. It helps to open up more opportunities for myself and (TE) Gary (Barnidge) and other guys so it is exciting."
On QB Cody Kessler's progress:
"I just think that he is a poised player. I think he is very poised. He does not look at the refs. It does not scare him so I think that is kind of what you want in a quarterback – a guy that is going to sit in there, know that he is going to get hit and deliver the ball."
On Cowboys QB Dak Prescott:
"He is another guy that is a poised player. He has a lot of help, a lot of players, his defense has been playing well. He has (Cowboys RB) Ezekiel Elliott, arguably one of the best backs playing right now, and obviously, he has a couple guys outside to throw to so he has some help and he is making plays. He made that overtime play, and he can move, too. He can run. That is something we are going to have to keep our eyes on and watch that, as well. He is a good player. He can beat you with his legs, and you always have to fear that and know where he is at."
DL Danny Shelton:
On Cowboys QB Dak Prescott and his dual-threat ability:
"Yeah, he can run and he can pass. He is a good quarterback."
On how the Browns defense can slow down Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott:
"Just execute. Execute. You have to play your technique, play your gap and rally to the ball."
On what Elliott does well, given his success this season:
"He runs behind a great O-line and he is a tough runner. He is a guy who is going to try to fight for extra yards."
On if he has ever seen an OL as talented as the Cowboys OL:
"It is another NFL O-line. It is just they are leading the league in rushing yards."
On if the Cowboys OL is the best OL he has seen so far:
"Yeah, most likely. We are going to have to bring our A game, and then we are going to have to bring our A game for the rest of these games. It is nothing different. We just have to play."
DB Tramon Williams Sr.:
On Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott:
"He looks good man. He is a talented young back, and like I said, just like the rest of the guys on their team, he can do it all – can run the ball, can catch out of the backfield, and most importantly in this game, you have to be able to block. He has been impressive at that area, also."
On the Cowboys talented OL and if that makes the Browns DBs believe that they may have to cover receivers for longer than usual:
"You have to expect that. Yeah, you definitely have to expect that. You are not naïve. You watch the film. You know how good those guys are, and there are going to be a handful of plays, if not more, that we are going to have to cover a lot longer. It is just the reality of any game. We are definitely preparing for that for those guys."
On being mentioned in trade rumors:
"Truthfully, I was not really paying much attention to it. I kind of caught a glimpse of it toward the end, but throughout it all, I never really payed attention to it. But I am glad I have a job (laughter). Glad I have a job, though."
On Cowboys WR Dez Bryant and if he looks healthy and back to normal:
"Anytime he is on the field, he is going to draw attention, regardless if he is healthy or not, but he definitely looks good. As long as he is out there man, he is a freak of nature so him being 85 percent will be better than a lot of guys that are at 100 percent. We are definitely going to plan for all their guys. They have a really talented team."