Benjamin Watson #82 of the Cleveland Browns tires to avoid the tackle of Morris Claiborne #24 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 18, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Browns 23-20.
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BEREA, Ohio - Browns coach Pat Shurmur sounds like a broken record when he talks about his team's broken record.
Once again, Cleveland came up short on Sunday in a 23-20 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys, who overcame a 13-point deficit by exploiting the Browns' injury-riddled secondary and taking advantage of 12 penalties, It's a familiar story for the Browns (2-8), who have lost five games by seven points or less this season and lead the NFL with 18 such defeats since 2010.
Shurmur preaches the importance of "finishing" to his players on a daily basis and believes his team is getting closer to winning tight games. He doesn't think his young team has gotten discouraged by the losing.
Rookie linebacker James-Michael Johnson says the losses are frustrating but is confident "we are going to win one day."
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