Ty Detmer stole the spotlight in Courtney Brown's NFL debut, throwing two touchdown passes in Cleveland's win over Philadelphia, 33-22, in the preseason opener for both teams.
Detmer completed 13 of 15 passes for 131 yards and directed three TD drives, all against the Eagles' reserves.
He capped a 53-yard drive late in the first half by throwing a 2-yard TD pass to Mark Campbell that put Cleveland ahead 14-10 with 1:56 left. Paul Grasmanis muffed the ensuing kickoff, and the Browns recovered at Philadelphia's 31-yard line. A pass interference penalty put Cleveland on the 1, and rookie Travis Prentice scored from there with 53 seconds remaining in the half to give the Browns a 21-10 lead.
On his last drive, Detmer went 4-for-5 and capped a 66-yard drive with a 13-yard TD pass to JaJuan Dawson, giving Cleveland a 27-16 lead with 5:17 left in the third.
Brown, the first overall pick in the draft, had no tackles but seemed to hold his own in about a quarter of play. But he was fooled by a fake on the game's first play.
STEELERS 38, COWBOYS 10: In his first two professional quarters, Plaxico Burress sent quite a message to NFL cornerbacks.
The Pittsburgh Steelers' top draft pick caught two passes over smaller guys, one in the end zone. He ran over someone after another catch. A 5-yard reception became a 20-yarder when his defender was flagged for roughing.
Burress' immediate impact helped the Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 38-10 Sunday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
The Cowboys trailed 14-10 when they turned things over to youngsters and backups. The second-tier players committed four second-quarter turnovers and the Steelers cashed them all in for 24 points. Neither team scored in the second half.
Burress played with the first and second teams. No matter who else was on the field, he stood out, making four catches for 60 yards and a touchdown, and drawing another 36 yards in penalties, leading to another touchdown.
"Everybody says that I make it look easy," Burress said. "But it is definitely not easy."
Burress came in on Pittsburgh's second series and quarterback Kordell Stewart couldn't wait to break in his new target. He threw to Burress on the first snap and three of the first six.
The first one was high, but Burress snagged it from above rookie cornerback Mario Edwards for 29 yards.
Then Burress turned a short pass into a 24-yard gain by running over Dallas' top draft pick, Dwayne Goodrich. Two plays later, Stewart threw to Burress in the end zone and Edwards was flagged for interference. Pittsburgh moved 21 yards to the 1, and Jerome Bettis scored for a 7-0 lead.
Burress' next catch came on the final drive of the first half. It was a short one from Kent Graham, but a 15-yard roughing penalty made it a big gain.
The drive ended with Burress using his body to snag a 2-yard touchdown lob over second-year corner Duane Hawthorne that gave Pittsburgh a 38-10 lead. Burress spiked the ball near Hawthorne and drew a 15-yard penalty for taunting.