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Zach Dunn

Defensive Assistant


Year with Browns: 5th

Year as NFL coach: 5th

Key Notes

  • Joined the Browns in 2020 and helped the defense rank among the league leaders in takeaways, including leading the league in red zone takeaways. Helped CB Denzel Ward finish tied for second in the NFL with 18 passes defensed, despite only playing in 12 games.
  • During four seasons with the Browns, DE Myles Garrett was named to the Pro Bowl and AP All-Pro team all four seasons, earning first team honors three times and second team honors in 2022. Garrett was also named the 2023 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He set the franchise single-season sack record with 16 in 2021 and tied the mark in 2022. CB Denzel Ward was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2021 and 2023. LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was named to his first career Pro Bowl in 2023.
  • In 2023, the Browns defense led the NFL in several categories including total defense (270.2 yards per game), passing defense (164.7 yards per game), third down percentage (67-of-230 for 29.1 percent) and first downs allowed (253). The team's 270.2 net yards allowed per game were the fewest allowed in the NFL since the 2014 Seahawks (267.1) and the fewest allowed by a Browns team since 1957. Cleveland also led the league by forcing 112 punts, the third-most forced by an NFL team since 1970.