Dolphins at Cowboys Game Capsule

MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-7) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (6-4)

SERIES

 

DOLPHINS

COWBOYS

SERIES LEADER

7-4

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Sparano: 0-0

Garrett: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 35-8 vs. Bills

W 27-24 at Redskins (OT)

LAST GAME

9/16/07: Cowboys 37 at Dolphins 20. Dallas RB Marion Barber rushes for 89 yards & 2 TDs (1, 40) as Cowboys score 17 4th-quarter points to break game open.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/27/03: Dolphins 40, Cowboys 21. Miami QB Jay Fiedler connects with WR Chris Chambers for 3 TDs (39, 6, 35) & adds 1-yard rushing TD for Dolphins.

BROADCAST

CBS (3:15 PM CT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms.  Westwood One Radio: Howard David, Tony Boselli, Kevin Kiley (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (Mia.), 86 (Dal.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Mia.), 226 (Dal.).

 

STATS

PASSING

Matt Moore: 119-187-1,319-7-5-85.8

Romo: 223-346-2,800-19-7-99.4 (3C)

RUSHING

Bush: 117-506-4.3-4

Murray (R): 124-747-6.0-2

RECEIVING

Marshall: 54 (3C)-747-13.8-2

Witten (TE): 52-670-12.9-5

OFFENSE

312.8

398.8

TAKE/GIVE

-6

+6

DEFENSE

349.8

328.6 (3C)

SACKS

Wake: 5.5

Ware: 14 (1L)

INTs

6 tied: 1

Newman: 4 (T3C)

PUNTING

Fields: 48.5

McBriar: 46.9

KICKING

Carpenter: 68 (14/14 PAT; 18/22 FG)

Bailey (R): 100 (2L) (25/25 PAT; 25/26 FG)

 

NOTES

DOLPHINS: 1st team in NFL history to start 0-7 & then win next 3...Have 5-1 record on Thanksgiving...Are 12-5 (.706) in Nov. under Tony Sparano  & aim for 5th consecutive win in month. Spent 5 seasons (2003-07) as asst. w/ Dal...In past 3 wins, quarterback Matt Moore has completed 51 of 72 passes (70.8 pct.) for 613 yards with 6 TDs vs. 1 INT & 118.6 rating... running back Reggie Bush has 4 rush TDs in past 3 & aims for 4th consecutive game with rush TD. Had 6 catches for 125 rec. yards with TD vs. Dal. on 12/10/06. Rookie running back Daniel Thomas (2nd round, No. 62) leads AFC & ranks 2nd in NFL among rookie RBs with 406 rush yards...wide receiver Brandon Marshall had 4 rec. for 91 yards, incl. 51-yard TD catch in only meeting vs. Dal...Club is allowing 6.7 points per game in past 3... defensive end Jared Odrick aims for 4th straight game with sack...safety Yeremiah Bell and cornerback Nolan Carroll both had 1st INTs of season last week...

COWBOYS: Are 27-15-1 on Thanksgiving, including 4-1 in past 5...quarterback Tony Romo is 5-0 as starter on Thurs. (4-0 on Thanksgiving), completing 102 of 150 (68 pct.) for 1,450 yards with 16 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 126.3 rating. Has 100+ rating in all 5 games. Is 18-2 in Nov., best mark by QB in SB era. In Nov., has completed 415 of 619 (67 pct.) for 5,484 yards with 49 TDs vs. 12 INTs for 113.2 rating. In starts with 10+ att. when he has 100+ rating, team is 32-6 (.842)...running back De Marco Murray leads NFL rookies with 747 rushing yards... tight end Jason Witten has 24 catches for 321 yards (107 per game) & TD in past 3 on Thanksgiving. Since start of 2007, leads NFL TEs with 417 catches & 4,799 yards. Wide receiver Miles Austin has 57 catches for 980 yards (108.9 per game) & 6 TDs in past 9 vs. AFC. Wide Receiver Laurent Robinson aims for 5th in row with TD. Has 5 TDs in past 4...Linebacker DeMarcus Ware has 20 sacks in past 13. Since start of 2006, has 86 sacks, most in NFL. Has 5 sacks in past 3 on Thanksgiving. Cornerback Terence Newman has INT in 5 of past 8 Thurs. games (1 TD).

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