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Dallas Thomas gets an NFL education

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Dolphins rookie Dallas Thomas has had a tough professional debut at left tackle. Thomas — who’s listed as the Dolphins’ second-string left guard — struggled both with speed and with power on the edge. In the third quarter, Cowboys veteran defensive end George Selvie bull-rushed Thomas, and down went the rookie as the old pro pass rusher sacked QB Pat Devlin.

It’s a nice highlight for Selvie.┬áBut it’s a better learning experience for Thomas, who got a look at left tackle once starter Jonathan Martin left the game.

Selvie is vying to make the Cowboys as a backup. He didn’t hurt his cause tonight, as we noted earlier. Thomas, though, is making the Dolphins — he’s a third-round pick.

Tonight’s tape doesn’t flatter Thomas. But it’s just the first preseason game.

Think of all all he learned tonight.

We’ll be back at game’s end with some more observations from the NFL’s preseason opener.

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6 Responses to “Dallas Thomas gets an NFL education”
  1. realfootballfan says: Aug 4, 2013 11:15 PM

    Just like I suspected, the Dolphins offensive line is a mess and will be the main reason they are a bad team this year. Maybe finally their fans will get a real GM.

  2. vaphinfan says: Aug 5, 2013 9:11 AM

    Jon Martin got a good lesson Sunday night too. I sure hope thier on the phone with the chiefs right now.

  3. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 5, 2013 11:58 AM

    Thomas and dolphins were beat down.

  4. mmelidor says: Aug 5, 2013 12:04 PM

    Its Just the first Pre-Season Game the Miami Dolphins will have the O-Line looking great. Can measure the team as a whole without the whole team playing, its just dumb @realfootballfan learn the game for your self not from T.V. reporters.

  5. cantonbound13 says: Aug 5, 2013 1:37 PM

    We are now entering the 6th season with Jeff Ireland & we still haven’t fixed the offensive line? This was the first thing they attempted to address when they got here. Once again Jeff makes the wrong call by not trading for Albert & letting Long walk. When is Stephen Ross going to realize Jeff is not the right guy for the job?

  6. irkjames says: Aug 5, 2013 4:57 PM

    OMGZ SO MANY LESSONS TO BE LEARNED AFTER THE FIRST OF FIVE PRE-SEASON GAMES!!!!!!!

    The ‘Panic Button’, manufactured by the hands of the hardworking people at your trusted media outlets.

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