Dallas Cowboys Expect to Dominate Dolphins
Is it possible that the only team in NFL history to go undefeated and win a Super Bowl is on the early verge of also not winning a single NFL game? It’s a strong bet that the Miami Dolphins will surely be 0-3 when they leave AT&T Stadium and that’s no knock on their players and coaches. Fact is, the head coach of the Cowboys served as quarterback coach for the Dolphins in the not so distant past. Fast forward though, this Miami Dolphins team is already looking to the future and that would not be this season as it is stockpiling top draft picks as they trade away their best players.
What’s this game mean for the Dallas Cowboys in this young 2019 season? This team must continue to improve its assignments and get healthy for more competitive teams such as the Saints and Packers who are next on the schedule. Last week allowing Washington to convert 2 of 3 fourth downs need to improve along with creating unnecessary turnovers as an interception occurred as a pass went off the hands of a receiver and a takeaway ensued. Time and doctors can handle the second issue.
Offensively, the health of the team is fairly stable however Michael Gallup who has been outstanding in the receiving game and leads the team with 13 catches for 200 yards will be sidelined for a few weeks with surgery. Wide receiver Devin Smith’s timely emergence may balance the temporary loss of Gallup but nonetheless a team wants to be at full strength.
Defensively for the Cowboys, they may not be out of the woods either as both Antwan Woods the defensive lineman and Xavier Woods the defensive back are two players who notably left the game for Dallas. Xavier Woods the starting safety may have the bigger issue and could be hampered by a reported high-ankle sprain. Depending on how these situations are managed, Dallas may very well be given the opportunity to build depth with a couple of starters on the mend.
In case you missed it, 2017 first-round pick Taco Charlton has been waived and is no longer with the Cowboys and now Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli was the head coach when the 2008 Detroit Lions were the first NFL team to go 0-16….after winning all of its preseason games. What will not be missed is the Dolphins going 0-3 and Dallas moving to 3-0 and headed for better competition from more stout NFL teams.