After trailing by 13 into the third quarter, the Cowboys made a game of it.
And the officials helped give the late lead to the Browns.
After a goal-line stand by the Cowboys kept the score at 17-13, three runs followed by a punt gave Josh Cribbs the ball on the right side of the 50.
And Cowboys tight end John Phillips pulled Cribbs down by the hair, which isn’t a penalty. But the officials threw the flag, calling it a horse collar tackle, even though it wasn’t.
Fifteen yards closer and one play later, a 17-yard pass from Brandon Weeden to Benjamin Watson gave the Browns a 20-17 lead.
The Cowboys are driving. Stay tuned.