Cowboys (1-0) vs. Dolphins (0-1) Sunday, September 16, 3:05 PM CT on FOX
Week 2 Preview:
Coming fresh off of a 45-35 victory over the New York Giants, the Dallas Cowboys look to improve their record to 2-0 when they travel down to Miami to face the Dolphins at Dolphin Statdium. At the same time, Tony Romo looks to stay hot after completing 15 of 24 passes for 345 yards and 5 TD’s, one rushing, with an INT against the Giants. HE should be giving the Dolphins’ defense fits all afternoon.
Of course the big issue of the game is going to focus on how our secondary performs and how well we can tackle on defense. They gave up 478 yards and 4 TD’s against the Giants. This week should prove to be different though. Miami doesn’t have a very good offense and struggle in their 16-13 loss to the Redskins last Sunday. If Terence Newman can come back tomorrow, then that would be a huge boost to the defense, even if he can only go in certain situations during the game. One more big question in this game will be how much the infield affects play. Since it is still baseball season and the Dolphins share their stadium with the Florida Marlins, you have to wonder how much the infield dirt will be a factor. Don’t be surprised if you see a few slips in this game. Also watch the field goal attempts that have to be attempted on the dirt.
As most all of us already know, Jason Ferguson is gone for the rest of the year with torn right biceps, and Jay Ratliff will start in his place for now. He made three tackles after replacing Ferguson last week. Remi Ayodele, Akin’s younger brother, will spell him throughout the game. Remi was re-claimed by the Cowboys after Atlanta released him before the season started.
Greg Ellis (Achilles) and Terry Glenn (Knee), are out for the game. Terence Newman (Heel) is questionable and will be a game-time decision. Kevin Burnett (Ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.
Hopefully the Cowboys are safe in Miami now after their plane had a mechanical problem.
"We had a hydraulic problem on our plane. We got it fixed," team spokesman Rich Dalrymple said.
Can’t wait for the game tomorrow! Time to feast on the Dolphins! Go Cowboys!!!