Tony Romo and the Cowboys Beat the Dolphins
This proved to be a real shot of adrenaline to the Lone Star team, as his starting QB is back and with him, the victories. It was easy to think that having been so close in all but one, at most two of his defeats, now with the QB back the team should be able to pull tight games.
A performance in which he completed 18 of 28 passes for 227 yards with two TDs and 2 Ints., At times he was seen a little rusty and a little out of rhythm with his receivers, however, before the center has not miss a step; It is in this area where today marks the biggest difference for his team. No play is without any kind of adjustment in the protection, change a flat path or the entire play itself.
Now, the most important and difficult part of their schedule is still to come, especially as the margin for error will be minimal, so that as the weeks go by this team needs to play even better every week.
After a series of personnel moves in the team including Christine Michael being cut from the team, the hiring of Robert Turbin was announced and less than 24 hours after the announcement. he was already practicing with the starters due to Darren McFadden groin injury. Despite not being a starter, in this game he carried the ball seven times for 35 yards averaging 5 yards per carry, and a pass for three more yards. Beyond the yardage he got, the most interesting part was how well he looked; explosive and the ability to execute zone carries, something McFadden has a hard time with. He also brought another important factor that is keeping McFadden fresh throughout the plays.
It is true that this season has been very difficult for the Dolphins, but there are bright spots to be highlighted, including their defensive line. After the additions in free agency and despite the absence of Cameron Wake, this squad is remarkable. Specifically Olivier Vernon and Derrick Shelby who made both tackles from the Cowboys, Doug Free and Tyron Smith look like regular players. With two sacks to boast but many more pressures on the opposing QB this was one of the highlights in this match for the Home squad.
After two months of miserable results and heartbreaking defeats in which the team was increasingly finding new ways to lose, today the Cowboys fans can smile knowing that this victory, and the results of other matches are all in their favor; Giants remained unchanged at bye, while Redskins and Eagles both lost their respective matches, allowing more than 40 points and scoring less than 20.
This combination leaves the team with live possibilities within the Eastern Division of the National Conference because, despite continuing at the bottom of the standings, they are only a game away from the second place and two games from the first place.