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NFL Preview Capsule: Dolphins at Cowboys

MIAMI (3-7) At DALLAS (6-4)

Thursday, 4:15 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE — Dallas by 7

2011 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Miami 5-5, Dallas 4-5-1

SERIES RECORD — Dolphins lead 7-5

LAST MEETING — Cowboys beat Dolphins 37-20, Sept. 16, 2007

LAST WEEK — Dolphins beat Bills 38-5; Cowboys beat Redskins 27-24, OT

DOLPHINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (23), RUSH (15), PASS (25)

DOLPHINS DEFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (7), PASS (25)

COWBOYS OFFENSE — OVERALL (6), RUSH (10), PASS (6)

COWBOYS DEFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (11), PASS (13)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Dolphins and Cowboys both have won three consecutive games. Miami is only the third NFL team to win three in a row after starting a season 0-7. … Before becoming Miami’s head coach, Tony Sparano was on the Cowboys’ staff from 2003-07. …. Prior to going to Dallas in 2007 to be on that staff and later replacing Wade Phillips as head coach, Jason Garrett was the Dolphins quarterbacks coach from 2005-06 after having been a backup player there. … Miami is 3-1 against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. The Dolphins won 40-21 in 2003 in their last holiday matchup. … Cowboys are 27-15-1 on Thanksgiving Day, the Dolphins 3-3. … Dallas is 85-66 vs. AFC teams. That .563 winning percentage is the best among NFC teams. The Cowboys need one more win to match San Francisco for the most wins by an NFC team against the AFC. … Cowboys QB Tony Romo is 18-2 in November games. … The 14 sacks by LB DeMarcus Ware lead the NFL. … Rookie K Dan Bailey has made 24 consecutive field goals, three from matching the team record. He has two overtime winners.


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One Response to “NFL Preview Capsule: Dolphins at Cowboys”

  1. Nate Acreman says:

    One note you forgot to mention in your miscellaneous facts Tony Romo is undefeated on Thanksgiving. I hope Mr November can be Mr December as well this year.

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