DALLAS (2-7) at MIAMI (4-5)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE – Dolphins by 1
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Cowboys 2-7, Dolphins 4-5
SERIES RECORD – Dolphins lead 7-6
LAST MEETING – Cowboys beat Dolphins 20-19, Nov. 24, 2011
LAST WEEK – Dolphins beat Eagles 20-19; Cowboys lost to Buccaneers 10-6
AP PRO32 RANKING – Dolphins No. 21, Cowboys No. 25
COWBOYS OFFENSE – OVERALL (25), RUSH (9), PASS (26).
COWBOYS DEFENSE – OVERALL (17), RUSH (15T), PASS (14).
DOLPHINS OFFENSE – OVERALL (19), RUSH (19), PASS (17).
DOLPHINS DEFENSE – OVERALL (26), RUSH (31), PASS (20).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell started 30 games at tight end for Cowboys in 2003-05. … With win, Jason Garrett would earn his 44th regular-season victory, tying Jimmy Johnson for second place in Cowboys history behind Tom Landry, who had 250 wins. … Since Week 2 of 2014, Cowboys are 15-3 when Tony Romo starts and 0-8 when he doesn't. Romo returns from missing seven games with collarbone injury. … Cowboys' seven-game losing streak is their longest in single season since 1989. … Cowboys are tied for third worst in NFL with minus-8 turnover differential. They've recovered only one opposing fumble all year. … Cowboys tied for second worst in points with 166. … Miami averages 4.8 yards per rush, fourth in NFL. But Dolphins run only 35 percent of time, third lowest in league. … Dolphins rank next to last in NFL in third-down conversion (29.5 percent) and last in fourth-down conversion (2 for 12). … Miami rookie Matt Darr leads NFL with punting average of 49.1 yards. … Dolphins are allowing average of 6.5 yards on first downs, second worst in league. … Fantasy Tip: Dolphins rookie RB Jay Ajayi, who has 89 yards in 11 carries since returning from chest injury two weeks ago, might be ready for breakout game.
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