The Cowboys and Dolphins have all the earmarks of being going in inverse ways. At 2-0, Dallas is probably the best teams in football after two twofold digit wins upon NFC East rivals.
The Dolphins in the mean time, have lost two straight games, yet by a consolidated 92 points, which has historical significance to begin a season.
The oddsmakers have the Cowboys to win by 21 points, yet in the NFL, clearly, anything can occur. There isn’t a great deal of tradition in this rivalry, beside the Cowboys beating Miami in Super Bowl VI in 1971. The Dolphins and Cowboys are tied taking all things together time series history at 7-7.
Here are five speedy storylines for each group to prepare us for the activity.
As of Tuesday, the Dolphins have not made a quarterback change, yet it seems as though first-year coach Brian Flores is vigorously considering sidelining veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick for Josh Rosen. The move is absolutely not astounding – not on the grounds that the Dolphins have been blown out in two games and have just scored 10 points – however the franchise exchanged for Rosen, a first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2018 and will probably allow him to bloom this year.
While one Fitzpatrick may lose his detect, another Fitzpatrick is presently out the entryway. The Dolphins exchanged security Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers on Monday for Pittsburgh’s 2020 first-round pick. Fitzpatrick, the No. 11 by and large choice in the 2017 NFL Draft, was playing security for the Dolphins however evidently needed to move to a cornerback spot. At the point when the different sides couldn’t concur on an ideal choice for Fitzpatrick, he requested an exchange and was conceded that Monday night, sending him to another 0-2 group with the Steelers.
By losing their initial two games 59-10 to Baltimore and afterward 43-0 to the Patriots, the Dolphins are statistically off to the most noticeably awful start by a group in the Super Bowl time. The – 92-point differential is the most noticeably awful since 1961, when the Raiders were a – 99. The Rochester Jeffersons were outscored by 116 in their initial two rounds of the 1923 season. Likewise, the 102 permitted are the most by any team through two games since the Saints additionally permitted 102 in the 1973 season.
The Dolphins haven’t discovered consistency in any piece of their offense, including the running game, where they have only four rushing first downs through two games. There could be another adjustment in the beginning lineup. The Dolphins began Kalen Ballage on Sunday, albeit Kenyan Drake got additional time in the backfield, taking 37 snaps to only 21 for Ballage. Neither back has been excessively effective as Drake kept running for only 19 yards a week ago and has 31 more than two games. Ballage has nine carries this year for just five yards.
The Dolphins’ best playmaker is viewed as collector DeVante Parker, a previous first-round pick in 2015. Yet, in two games this year, he has only three catches for 75 yards – all happening in Week 1 versus Baltimore. Parker was focused on multiple times a week ago against the Patriots without any fruitions.
The Cowboys will be without wide beneficiary Michael Gallup for 2 a month after he underwent surgery Tuesday to fix a torn meniscus. Gallup is the Cowboys’ driving recipient through two games in the two gets (13) and getting yards (226). In his nonattendance, the Cowboys will probably utilize Devin Smith, who scored his first touchdown in quite a while on Sunday with a 49-yard get. The Cowboys may be down two beneficiaries if Tavon Austin (blackout) is out for another game.
Safety Xavier Woods could miss Sunday’s down with the Dolphins with a ankle injury that he continued late in the game against Washington. Woods was in a walking boot recently and group proprietor Jerry Jones said his status is “in doubt” during the current week, yet downplayed the reports that he could miss 4-6 weeks. His substitution could be Darian Thompson or potentially Donovan Wilson, who unexpectedly have been returning from ankle injuries of their own.
Antwaun Woods is recorded as “day-to-day” from lead coach Jason Garrett with his knee damage. While Woods may be prepared for Sunday, this could be an opportunity for new kid on the block Trysten Hill to make his NFL debut.
More changes on edge line will incorporate the arrival of pass-rusher Robert Quinn, who is back with the group in the wake of serving his 2-game suspension for violating the NFL’s presentation upgrading drug policy. The Cowboys have until Wednesday to authoritatively put Quinn on the active roster and should slice a player to make room.
Protective end Taco Charlton has been inactive for the initial two games and his dissatisfaction has been clear on his social media. Nonetheless, both Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett said Charlton is in the plans pushing ahead, however has intense challenge every week to be active on the 46-man game day roster. It’ll be considerably harder now that Quinn is back in the blend.