Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Although it wasn’t pretty, the Miami Dolphins defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 25-20 in their third preseason game to move their record to 2-1. While the initial reaction might be surprised the Dolphins scored 25 points, it’s worth noting that the team only scored three points in the first half. The rest were accumulated by Matt Moore and the backups.
With 1:45 left in the game, Orleans Darkwa ran the ball in from the one yard line to put the Dolphins ahead for good. Previously, Gator Hoskins caught a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and Damien Williams punched in a rushing touchdown as well.
"I told the team, a lot of games are going to come down to the fourth quarter," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said. "And we made some plays in the fourth quarter. Our guys played well in the fourth quarter - hard-earned victory."
Tannehill played into the third quarter, completing 13 of 21 passes for 119 yards. His last throw of the game was an interception on a ball he threw to Brian Hartline in double coverage. Interesting enough, it was the first interception in 41 preseason throws for Tannehill.
"You can see the things that we're doing," Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said on the game broadcast. "I'm expecting much better things."
The Dolphins will now take on the St. Louis Rams on August 28. None of the starters are expected to play so it will be time for the guys on the bubble to fight for a roster spot one more time.
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