Cody Kessler out of the concussion protocol

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Josh McCown got another spin as the starting quarterback for the Browns in Week Eight after recovering from a broken collarbone at the same time that the Browns were without Cody Kessler due to a concussion.

McCown’s return to the lineup may have been a short one, however. Browns coach Hue Jackson said Monday that Kessler has been cleared to return to action after passing through the concussion protocol, which makes him an option to start against the Cowboys and Jackson said that decision will come after seeing the players in practice this week.

“I think it’s too early to talk about those things,” Jackson said, via the Akron Beacon Journal. “I think obviously Josh was the starter last week. We’ve got to make sure that Cody’s ready to go. I know he’s out of the concussion protocol, but he’s got to practice football. So I’ll worry about that as we kind of move through the week.”

If Kessler does return to the starting lineup, he may have wide receiver Corey Coleman available as a target. Coleman has missed six games with a broken hand, but returned to practice last week despite not being ready to catch passes. Jackson said Coleman will do more in practice this week, which could mean two Browns rookies will be back in action against Dallas.