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Joe Haden out for Cleveland Browns with oblique injury


Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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Haden made the trip and was working out on the field before the game after missing practice Thursday and Friday with a strained oblique. His status had been labeled a game-time decision.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur wasn't optimistic about Haden's status earlier this week.

"Nope. But we've had to do things around here, guys gotta step up and play," Shurmur told Rapoport. "I think everybody deals with that, so I'm way beyond worrying about that now."

Haden unquestionably is the top defender on the Browns' roster, and they needed him against Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and the No. 6 pass offense in the NFL.

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