The Dolphins left their starting offense in the game to start the second half against the Cowboys backups in hopes of getting into the end zone, but they couldn’t make it happen.
Ryan Tannehill was picked off by Cowboys cornerback Tyler Patmon in the red zone to kill a scoring chance on a night when Miami saw many fall by the wayside. Matt Moore is warming up on the sideline, which likely means that the Dolphins first team is done despite having much work to do.
Tight end Dion Sims lost a fumble in the first half, Tannehill and Mike Wallace again failed to connect on deep passes and they generated just three points against what many feel will be the league’s worst defense. The bright spot was running back Knowshon Moreno, who gained 64 yards on 10 carries in his first action of the preseason, but the struggles are likely to garner most of the headlines.
Things weren’t much better for Dallas. Tony Romo didn’t turn the ball over, but he was sacked three times while going 10-for-18 for 87 fairly ineffectual yards. The running game was quiet as well, which is a good sign for Miami given how little help the offense was able to give the defense.