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Cowboys, Browns and Brady featured in Week 1 matchup

Tom Brady and two of the NFL’s highest-paid quarterbacks will gather Week 1 of the 2024 season in Cleveland.

Brady, in his regular-season broadcasting debut with FOX, was part of the announcement Monday night when he confirmed alongside new booth partner Kevin Burkhardt that they would call the Cowboys at Browns in Week 1, a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff.

Brady and Michael Strahan, the former Giants defensive end and part of FOX’s studio show, briefly discussed the matchup and Brady offered a good-natured ribbing of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

“Let’s see if he can finally come through,” said Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl champion. “Did that just slip out?”

The Cowboys posted a 12-5 record in 2023 with Prescott leading the NFL in touchdown passes with 36. Dallas lost in the playoffs to the Green Bay Packers.

Prescott is in the final season of a four-year, $160 million contract. He would be a free agent if the two sides fail to reach a contract extension before March and cannot be retained on the franchise tag.

Cleveland reached the playoffs last seaon as a wild-card team with Joe Flacco operating the offense. Deshaun Watson underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in October and spent the offseason rehabbing. His health is a critical storyline for the Browns ahead of training camp.

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