Week 10 Cowboys vs Dolphins

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  1. RynoAid

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    This game was certainly a game of momentum swings. The Cowboys jumped out early on the 'Phins when Sean Lee intercepted a pass on the opening drive of the game. Daniel Romeo led the offense down the field and connected with Miles Austin on a 40 yard touchdown pass over the middle.

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    On the very next play for Miami, Tannehill would drop back with all day to find an open guy but failed to do so, throwing his 2nd interception to Brandon Carr. This would become a theme of record proportion today (more on that later). Dallas would miss capitilizing fully on this one though as Romeo would fumble the ball on a 3rd down scramble. The Cowboys recovered, but inches short of the 1st down. Bailey would put three on the board. Cowboys 10, Dolphins 0.

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    The Dolphis would has some success the next drive with a very dynamic looking Reggie Bush. Darting in and out with great vision and footwork in tight spaces, Bush looked like the heisman trophy winner version of himself. But again, Miami would turn to the pass on a first down and would pay going at Brandon Carr again. His 2nd interception of the game would set Dallas up to extend it's lead, still in the first qtr.

    But this time, Romeo would show his rookie colors on the 1st play of the drive. Coach Ryne Setzer looked to get cute with some play action on 1st down but Romeo was way off with the pass and the Dophins took it the other way setting them up with great field position. But on 2nd down, Carr would strike AGAIN. This time his thievery was brilliant. Play tight on the line, he appeared to get beat a bit but maintened inside leverage and baited, then undercut the go route for his 3rd interception of the 1ST QUARTER.

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    Daniel Romeo would take full advantage this time. He diced up the dolphin defense like a mad sushi chef, setting up a screen pass to Murray went for 30 yards, then some play action to Witten and the Cowboys were already deep into Miami territory. DeMarco Murray would pound it in from there and Dallas would take a 17-0 1st qtr lead.

    There was no give up in this Dolphins team though. Reggie Bush came out fired up on the next drive. Starting the game with 5 carries for 65 yards, he had to be upset with the way the passing game was the focal point of the gameplan so far despite his efforts. Tannehill seemed to be getting on track though, connecting with his TE Coby Fleener twice to put Miami deep into Cowboys territory. Reggie Bush would cap the drive of with a 18 yard TD run to cut the Cowboys lead to 17-7.

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    Miami's defense would stiffen up a bit too. The Cowboys would go three and out on the next drive and the Dolphins would continue to turn the tides of momentum in this game. Tannehill would bring them into Cowboys territory, but after struggling under a heavy Cowboy's pass rush Miami was forced to take 3 points this time.

    The Cowboys rookie QB would continue the trend towards a Dophins comeback making a horrible throw to a wide open Dez Bryant. The rookie has a cannon for an arm, but on this play he needed some touch to get the ball over the defender and he had none of it. Miami would pick him off and set themselves up again on offense down just 7 points.

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    The comeback would be complete as Reggie Bush would tie the game up at 17-17 with just over 3 minutes left in the 1st half. The game was now completely swinging towards the Dolphins, or so it appeared.

    Daniel Romeo would lead the Cowboys offense down the field with a balanced 2 minute offense that included some nice runs by Murray out of the spread formation. The drive would culminate though, with a 20 yard TD pass from Romeo to Miles Austin giving the Cowboys a 24-17 lead.

    The Dolphins would not back down with :32 left in the half however, and Tannehill would in end throwing his 4th interception to Brandon Carr, tying the all time NFL record for INT's in a game by one player. The score would stay the same with Dallas taking a 7 point lead into halftime of this crazy game.

    Romeo would start off the 2nd half ice cold missing badly on 2nd and 3rd down and the Cowboys would punt. After a nice return the Dolphins would setup shop determined to tie up this football game again. Tannehill to Fleener continued to be a difficult pair to contain and with 3 catches on the drive, the two setup Reggie Bush for a short TD run. Game is now tied at 24.

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    The Cowboys drive seemed to be stalling out at midfield with a long third down. But Daniel Romeo's mobility proved beneficial as coverage was good on his WR's he scrambled out of the pocket and up the field for 14 yards a 1st down. It wouldn't matter eventually as Cyrus Gray dropped a third down pass after getting lambasted over the middle. Dolphins football.

    It was a great punt though and Miami found itself deep in it's own territory. Reggie Bush was not having much success so far in the 2nd half running the ball, but he found some space on a screen out his out endzone and worked his way out to the 20 yard line giving the Dolphins some breathing room as the 3rd qtr ended. Still 24-24.

    The Cowboys continued to stuff Bush on the ground though, with some halftime adjustments appearing to pay dividends. Then it happened... a devastating injury to Sean Lee. While it coverage he was in on a tackle and dislocated his hip. Doctors are saying potentially 7 weeks before we see him on the field. The Cowboys leading tackler will be difficult to replace for sure. Bruce Carter will have to step up even more and take the leadership role on the team as Brad Jones will move inside to help out in Lee's absence.

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    On the very next play though, NFL history would be made as Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr would intercept his 5th pass of the day and this time he would take it to the house and make the Dolphins pay for it personally. No other CB has ever had the kind of day Carr had today and it's rare that you get to witness such and outstanding performance.

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    The Dallas defense was playing inspired football now, but would it matter? Apparently now yet as Tannehill answered his critics with a 60 yard bomb to his rookie WR out of Virginia K'Sean Senat for a highlight reel catch you might see soon in the TSO plays of the week. This tied the game at 31 and setup up a thrilling finish.

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    Romeo began to show the signs of maturity that some of us have seen flashes of as he's struggled a bit through this rookie season. A nice mix of Murray runs and very accurate throws to Witten and Austin and the Cowboys were driving and eating away at the clock which was now pushing 5 minutes left in the game.

    They continued milking the clock down and then DeMarco Murray busted and 30 yard run on a counter to put the ball deep in Dolphin territory with 3:30 left in the game. On third and goal from the 4, Romeo would hand the ball off to Cyrus Gray on the draw play and he would weave his way into the endzone with just over 2 minutes left in the game to give Dallas a 38-31 lead.

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    Tannehill would get his chance for some redemption after a disastrous game if he could lead Miami down the field and tie this game up late.. but it was not in the stars today for the young QB. His 7th interception of the day, this time to Mo Claiborne, would seal his fate in the record books as having one of the worst games in the history of football.

    Despite all the TO's it was amazing to see Miami stick around in the game and make it very interesting in the 4th qtr. Kudos to that coaching staff and defense for not succumbing to the tsunami of INT's that rolled over Miami today.

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  2. yogibear

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    I had no idea that we were throwing so many interceptions until I saw the tweet that a record had been set for most interceptions. heartbreaking game for Miami.
     
  3. thebouncer24

    thebouncer24 Cheese Like MG

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    Say it ain't so, your name is really spelled Ryne as well?

    You know how rare it is for someone to spell their name like ours. So I had to stop and quote this when I saw it. That's awesome.

    Either way good recap and great to find another Ryne.
     
  4. RynoAid

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    It's my son's name
     
  5. thebouncer24

    thebouncer24 Cheese Like MG

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    Oh nice. That's cool. It's a unique name and you'll find a lot of people have a hard time pronouncing it. It seems so easy to me but throughout my schooling K-12 then even college I have found a few professors that get it right the first time.
     
  6. RynoAid

    RynoAid ..

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    yup.. it's not easy to get people to take the 'a' out of the pronunciation for some reason.. guess they assume its a misprint.
     
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  7. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    Hey you got a video of this game?
     
  8. RynoAid

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    yes, it has some shit at the front and end, will have to edit it up.
     
  9. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    Cool, tag me when you post it
     

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