Joe Haden out for Cleveland Browns with oblique injury
- By Kareem Copeland
- Around the League Writer
- Published: Nov. 18, 2012 at 08:27 a.m.
- Updated: Nov. 18, 2012 at 11:56 a.m.
Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Haden made the trip and was working out on the field prior to the game after missing practice Thursday and Friday. He 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 is unquestionably the top defender on the Browns roster, and they need him against Tony Romo and the No. 6 pass offense in the NFL. Haden suffered a strained oblique in practice Wednesday.