After seven consecutive losses and two months of abysmal offensive performances, the Cowboys will look like the Cowboys again when Tony Romo returns to the starting lineup. At 2-7, the Cowboys will need to be near perfect to make a run at the NFC Playoffs. To start that run they’ll need a win over the Dolphins, a matchup typically reserved for Thanksgiving.
Instead the Cowboys will have only four days to turnaround and prepare for the 9-0 Panthers, while the Dolphins will be hoping to enjoy their victory over some turkey later this week.
The game will be broadcast on FOX at 1 p.m. ET in certain areas. To see which game will be shown in your area, click here.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game:
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2015
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
TV Channel: The game will be broadcast on FOX, with Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch on the call. Click here to check and see if you’re within the game’s coverage area.
Line: Dallas (-1) via OddsShark.com
Last week against the Eagles was a microcosm of the Dolphins season. They looked helpless in the first 11 minutes in Philadelphia, conceding a safety for the third straight game. Down 16-3, it looked as though the Dolphins, and their season, was finished. 2-7 may keep hopes alive for the Cowboys, but Miami is holding on to equally slim hopes at 4-5.
So what happened? The Dolphins turnaround last week was everything fans clamored for during their 1-3 start. They fed the ball to Lamar Miller, who at 22 touches still isn’t getting enough action. And they stepped up their pass rush, aided in particular by Ndamukong Suh’s nest game of the season. A Reshad Jones sack knocked Sam Bradford out of the game, ultimately provided the difference in a 20-19 win.
Not only does the win keep the Dolphins in the hunt, but it helped the Cowboys as well. With Romo at the helm, they can start their move back into relevance with a win Sunday.