4:05 PM ET, September 16, 2007
The game within the game is always fun to watch. Case in point was the Miami offense against the Dallas defense. For most of the game, Dallas had shut down the Dolphins. But midway through the third quarter, Miami finally figured something out. Dallas had been playing man-off with the corners lined up six or seven yards off the receivers during the drive and QB Trent Green was been able to move the team with quick slants and hitches well in front of the corners. Then, on second-and-13 on the Dallas 18, the Cowboys lined up in press coverage with the corners up close on the wide receivers. Green did a great job of recognizing the coverage and lobbed a TD pass to WR Marty Booker over the top of the corner to give Miami a 13-10 lead. While Miami turnovers later helped Dallas notch the victory, watching the Dolphins outsmart the Cowboys on one series was a snapshot of the battle of wits seen every week.
-- Doug Kretz, Scouts Inc.
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Neither team reported any injuries. ... Owens was also penalized 5 yards for delay of game when he caught a pass to convert a third-and-15 situation, then tossed the ball away. ... The Dolphins lost their home opener for the fourth time in five years. ... The Cowboys' point total after two games is their highest since 1971.
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Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.3||5.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||07:03||Jay Feely 37 Yd||0||3|
|FG||00:03||Nick Folk 26 Yd||3||3|
|TD||01:54||Marion Barber Iii 1 Yd Run (Nick Folk Kick)||10||3|
|FG||00:05||Jay Feely 45 Yd||10||6|
|TD||09:41||Marty Booker 18 Yd Pass From Trent Green (Jay Feely Kick)||10||13|
|TD||04:41||Tony Curtis 2 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||17||13|
|FG||02:10||Nick Folk 28 Yd||20||13|
|FG||11:00||Nick Folk 47 Yd||23||13|
|TD||04:01||Terrell Owens 34 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||30||13|
|TD||03:26||Derek Hagan 21 Yd Pass From Trent Green (Jay Feely Kick)||30||20|
|TD||03:17||Marion Barber Iii 40 Yd Run (Nick Folk Kick)||37||20|