It’s Kessler vs. Prescott on Sunday

Kessler is back after suffering concussion

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Cody Kessler throws under pressure in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. Kessler missed a Oct. 30, 2016, 31-28 loss to the New York Jets with a concussion but was cleared this week. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Cody Kessler throws under pressure in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. Kessler missed a Oct. 30, 2016, 31-28 loss to the New York Jets with a concussion but was cleared this week. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler will start Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

Kessler had been sidelined with a concussion suffered on Oct. 23 in the first half against Cincinnati. He returned to practice this week, and coach Hue Jackson said Friday he’ll start Kessler over Josh McCown, who played last Sunday against the New York Jets.

The Browns are winless and have had to play six quarterbacks this season because of injuries.

A third-round pick, Kessler has shown steady improvement this season. He was forced into the lineup following injuries to Robert Griffin III and McCown. He will match up this week against Dallas rookie Dak Prescott, a close friend he met while attending quarterbacks camps in recent years. Prescott has led the Cowboys to six straight wins.

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott scrambles out of the pocket during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas. As Dallas rookie quarterback's winning streak grows, Jerry Jones keeps modifying the answer for what happens when Tony Romo is ready. The latest change from the Cowboys owner and GM: Dallas should stay with the hot hand, and Romo is fine with it. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)
FILE – In this Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott scrambles out of the pocket during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas. As Dallas rookie quarterback’s winning streak grows, Jerry Jones keeps modifying the answer for what happens when Tony Romo is ready. The latest change from the Cowboys owner and GM: Dallas should stay with the hot hand, and Romo is fine with it. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)

 

Kessler has completed 89 of 133 passes for 947 yards and four touchdowns.

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