The Miami Dolphins scored twice in the last 5:40 to rally past the Dallas Cowboys 25-20 at Sun Life Stadium Saturday night.
The Dolphins got the scoring going early as Ryan Tannehill led a 75-yard drive that ended in a John Potter field goal. After Dwayne Harris returned the ensuing kickoff 50 yards, the Cowboys got a 52-yard field goal from Dan Bailey to tie the game at three. The Cowboys got another field goal from Bailey with 24 seconds to go in the first half that made it 6-3 in what was a very uneventful first half. Tennehill finished 13-of-21 for 119 yards with an interception while Tony Romo was 10-of-18 for 87 yards.
The backups then made way for the starters and the Dolphins regained the lead a one-yard run by Damien Williams and then a rush by Williams for the two-point conversion. Brandon Weeden, the Cowboys’ new backup quarterback, gave the Cowboys the lead back. The former first round pick of the Cleveland Browns found LaRon Byrd for a 27-yard touchdown. Weeden was five-of-nine for 77 yards.
Midway through the fourth quarter, veteran backup Matt Moore through an awful pick-six to rookie cornerback Tyler Patmon (and you can watch that play here). Moore bounced back a possession later, leading a five-play, 89-yard drive capped by a 27-yard touchdown pass to rookie Harold “Gator” Hoskins. The Dolphins got the ball back less than two minutes later and Moore led a 12-play, 55-yard drive that ended with a one-yard touchdown run by Orleans Darkwa to give the Dolphins a 25-20 victory. Moore was 12-of-19 for 172 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Darkwa rushed for 70 yards on six carries, including a 53-yard scamper.
The Cowboys will have their last chance at a preseason victory when they host the Denver Broncos on Thursday night. The Dolphins will wrap things up by playing host to the St. Louis Rams.