With Skrine out, the Browns were forced to play rookie Johnson Bademosi who had not yet played a defensive snap in the NFL. And as expected, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo targeted the rookie, at one point throwing his way four straight times. Bademosi, who has played exceptionally well on special teams this season, handled the defensive pressure better than expected, finishing with three tackles and a key pass breakup on a third down attempt.
Bademosi did not single out his performance as exceptional, instead saying that he was just another piece of the defensive unit, according to Tom Reed of the Plain Dealer.
"I'm just one of 11 guys trying to do my job," Bademosi said.
Bademosi was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford prior to this season. He has 14 tackles in 10 games.
The status of Skrine is uncertain following his concussion. Skrine has played in all 10 games for the Browns and has recorded 66 tackles.