NFL Preseason Preview - Dallas (0-2) at Miami (1-1)|
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Dolphins will kick off their home slate for
2014 when they face the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday in Week 3 of preseason
The Dolphins have already split a pair of exhibition games on the road,
rebounding from a loss in Atlanta to top Tampa Bay, 20-14, behind backup
quarterback Matt Moore, who finished 13-of-19 passing for 158 yards and a
touchdown against the Bucs.
Damien Williams rushed for 20 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown and hauled
in three passes for a team-high 46 yards. Rishard Matthews finished with three
receptions for 43 yards and a score in the win.
Staring QB Ryan Tannehill went 9-of-14 for 110 yards in limited action.
The Cowboys, meanwhile, fell to 0-2 in the preseason after falling to
Baltimore in a shootout, 37-30.
Tony Romo played two series in his preseason debut after offseason back
surgery. He was 4-of-5 for 80 yards and tossed a 31-yard TD pass to Dez
Bryant, who caught three passes for 59 yards.
DeMarco Murray ran for 34 yards on eight carries in defeat.
Dallas got some more bad news during the week when it was revealed that
second-year linebacker DeVonte Holloman has been advised by doctors to give up
football due to a neck injury suffered against the Ravens.
Holloman battled neck issues last year, missing six games because of the
problem, and had struggled with the injury again during this preseason.
"DeVonte got information back from the doctors he visited with regarding his
neck and it doesn't look like he's going to be able to play football anymore,"
Garrett said during a media briefing Thursday. "It's in relation to the injury
he had last year. I think he had a similar injury this year. They are
The last time the two teams faced each other in the preseason, the Cowboys
defeated the Dolphins, 24-20, in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in 2013.
Overall Dallas holds a 6-2 preseason series advantage against the Dolphins.
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