Many Dolphins Truth readers weren’t even alive when the Cowboys defeated the Dolphins in Super Bowl VI. That’s VI as in 6. As in January 16, 1972.
Most of us remember the Leon Lett game, in which big Leon gave us a free victory in a snowstorm.
The Cowboys and Dolphins don’t play often, but they’ve had some fun games over the years. Let’s hope Sunday is fun as well.
There is a lot of hype surrounding the return of Tony Romo. I don’t think that will influence the Dolphins’ game plan. Romo is far more talented than Matt Cassel, but that isn’t important. The Dolphins can beat good quarterbacks, and (as we know too well) they can lose to shitty quarterbacks.
The difference that Romo brings to the table is his experience with his offense. He knows his players and the system inside and out. That experience–more than physical skills– is dangerous to the Dolphins.
The Dallas defense is average and beatable, as has been proven during their current losing streak. Ryan Tannehill and our offense doesn’t need to shine Sunday. They just need to move the ball with a mix and pass and run to keep the Cowboys guessing a little.
Usually, I don’t think our home field advantage is much of an advantage, as our stadium is half empty all the time anyway. But this week is different; the sting of the Pats and Bills losses are a little behind us, and the excitement of playing America’s Team creates a buzz. I think the place will be good to play in Sunday. It’s our first home game in a month too. Our players have forgotten what’s it’s like to have someone cheer for them.
A rusty Romo, a so-so Cowboy defense, and an inspired Dolphins crowd mean this game will be 27-23 for the Miami Dolphins.
The Dolphins will be a .500 team again.