Dolphins Lose To Dallas, 30-13, Go Winless In Preseason

The Dolphins went winless for the preseason after dropping a 30-13 game to Dallas.

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Receivers Chris Hogan, Jeff Fuller Lead Eight Named To Dolphins Practice Squad

Despite his status as an unexpected star of this summer's Hard Knocks, the Miami Dolphins released receiver Chris Hogan as training camp wound down and the season loomed near. Now, just a few days later, the receiver everyone called "7-11" is back with the team, leading eight players named to the team's practice squad, according to The Palm Beach Post's Ben Volin.

The entire squad is as follows:

  • Offensive tackle Chandler Burden
  • Offensive tackle Andrew McDonald
  • Linebacker Jonathan Freeny
  • Linebacker Josh Kaddu
  • Receiver Jeff Fuller
  • Receiver Chris Hogan
  • Cornerback DeAndre Presley
  • Safety Anderson Russell

Among the lesser known names on the list is the former Oregon Ducks linebacker, Kaddu, and Fuller, who, like Hogan, just missed the cut in a tightly contested positional battle during training camp.

Presley, a rookie out of FCS Appalachian State, originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers and spent much of training camp with the team.

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Dolphins Injury Update: Preseason Ends With No Issues, But David Garrard, Jake Long Still Sidelined

Provided you don't count the team plane among potentially injured parties, the Miami Dolphins escaped their fourth and final preseason game on Wednesday injury free. Last year's meeting saw multiple players go down with injuries, but this time around, there's not much to report.

Many of the starters were given a rest day, and the only injuries that are worth noting are those that came prior to the game. Quarterback David Garrard is still feeling the effects of knee surgery from three weeks ago, and he's unable to jog or put any real pressure on said knee.

That could be a bad sign for him with roster cuts around the corner. Teams have until 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday to trim down to the 53-man regular season limit. SI.com noted that the Dolphins seem ready to release Garrard due to his injuries, which is an unfortunate end for a quarterback who appeared to have something to offer the organization prior to the surgery.

Outside of Garrard, the other significant injury belongs to Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long, who suffered a right MCL sprain in practice. He could be out up to three weeks, but with Joe Philbin's zero-tolerance policy for discussing injuries, an exact timetable is unknown. There is optimism that he'll be ready to go for the regular season opener against Houston on Sept. 9, however.

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Dolphins Vs. Cowboys Reaction: As Expected, A Bland Finale To The Preseason

The Miami Dolphins fell to the Dallas Cowboys, 30-13, Wednesday in the final preseason game of the season for both teams. With the loss, the Dolphins ended their exhibition schedule without a win. The Cowboys finished 3-1.

Most starters for both teams played only a few snaps -- if at all. Kevin Nogle of SB Nation's Dolphins' blog, The Phinsider, summed up last night's action with one word: "Meh."

Meh.

No, really. That's my reaction to this game. Meh. The Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys embodied the definition of a fourth preseason game. The starters get in for a couple of series, then a bunch of players who could be looking for work in 48 hours get in and try to show the coaches that they should be allowed to stay on the 53-man roster.

Meanwhile, Blogging the Boys, SB Nation's Cowboys' blog, took a similar approach by leading its postgame analysis with, "And now, on to the regular season."

For full commentary, analysis and reaction posts -- and to join in the discussion yourself -- make sure to head over to The Phinsider and Blogging the Boys.

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Dolphins Vs. Cowboys Final Score: Miami Loses Final Preseason Game, 30-13

The Miami Dolphins were defeated by the Dallas Cowboys, 30-13, in their final game of the 2012 NFL preseason. Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill saw action in the first quarter, going 5-of-7 for 41 yards behind a backup offensive line. Matt Moore (4-of-12, 49 yards) and Pat Devlin (7-of-12, 63 yards) split time under center for the remaining three quarters.

Miami was without a touchdown until late in the third quarter, having only picked up two field goals in the first. It was late in the third until the offense put together a long drive, going 89 yards on 14 plays, culminating in a 1-yard touchdown run by Lamar Miller. Miller led the team in rushing, picking up 60 yards on 17 touches.

On the defensive side of the ball, Kheeston Randall was able to pick up six tackles, four of them solo and two for a loss, as well as one sack. Oliver Vernon and Jamaal Westerman combined for another sack.

Special teams saw Marcus Thigpen return four kicks for 97 yards, and Dan Carpenter went 2-for-2 on field goals and recovered a Dallas fumble on a kick return.

With the loss, the Dolphins go winless in the 2012 preseason. Their season begins on the road, facing the Houston Texans on Sunday, Sept. 9.

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Dolphins Vs. Cowboys Score Update: Miami Trails Dallas 20-6 At Halftime

The Miami Dolphins trail the Dallas Cowboys, 20-6, at halftime of their final preseason game. Ryan Tannehill saw limited action in the first quarter, going 6-for-8 for 41 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Matt Moore has handled the rest of the snaps, going 3-for-10 for 34 yards with no touchdowns and one interception, a pick-six in the second quarter.

Daniel Thomas leads Miami in rushing for the half, taking five carries for 31 yards. Steve Slaton isn't far behind, with four carries for 22 yards, and Lamar Miller has collected three touches for 5 yards.

Olivier Vernon and Jamaal Westerman both picked up half a sack in the first half, and placekicker Dan Carpenter made a play on special teams. Dallas' Teddy Williams fumbled a kickoff, and it was Carpenter who came up with the ball. In addition to the fumble recovery, Carpenter is 2-for-2 on field goals.

Stick with this StoryStream for scores, injury updates and more from the Dolphins final preseason game. For all things Dolphins, head over to The Phinsider. For the Cowboys perspective, Blogging the Boys has you covered.

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Jared Odrick Wants To Make Pro Bowl For Dolphins

Defensive tackle Jared Odrick is coming off a season where he recorded six sacks. His goal for this season is to make the Pro Bowl.

In what was, essentially, his rookie season after playing only one game in 2010, he recorded 22 total tackles, a forced fumble and an interception. Miami Dolphins blog The Finsiders, believes a Pro Bowl selection is well within the realm of possibility, due to the Dolphins changing to a 4-3 defensive system.

With the switch to a 4-3, the young defensive end should get more action, primarily at defensive end but also at tackle in obvious passing situations.

Odrick is not expected to play much in the Dolphins' preseason finale against the Dallas Cowboys. The Dolphins open up their season on the road against the Houston Texans on Sunday Sept. 9.

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Dolphins Vs. Cowboys 2012: Game Preview, Kickoff Time, TV Schedule And More

The Dolphins could get their only win of the preseason when they face the Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on Wednesday night. Miami has made headlines this preseason, but not for any success it has had on the field. The Dolphins have been a hit on HBO's Hard Knocks, but they've missed badly leading up to the regular season.

Dallas is 2-1 going into Wednesday's matchup. While the Dolphins are trying to find a group of reliable wide receivers, the Cowboys felt it necessary to set specific rules for their adult star receiver Dez Bryant.

The Dolphins defeated the Cowboys in the 2011 regular season, 17-3.

Check out the game schedule for the Week 4 preseason matchup:

Date/Time: Wednesday, Aug, 29, 8:30 p.m. ET

Location: Cowboys Stadium

TV: WBFS 33 (MyTV; Miami), WTVX 34 (CW; West Palm Beach), WZVN 7 (ABC; Fort Myers), WRDQ 27 (Orlando)

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Ryan Tannehill Just Looking For Snaps Against Cowboys

With the regular season less than two weeks away, Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill is looking to take advantage of every snap as his team takes on the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday night in Miami's final preseason game.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Tannehill was asked what his goals were against the Cowboys, and the rookie from Texas A&M stressed consistency while on the field.

"Just go out and take advantage of the snaps I get. I don't know exactly how many snaps I'll get, but want to go out and take advantage of every rep. Really play like we can as an offense (and) really move the ball and be consistent. I think that's the one thing that I've kind of focused on is being more consistent as an offense, being more consistent as a quarterback. I think we've done some good things, I've done some good things at times and other times been inaccurate with the ball. Want to be consistent in everything that we do."

Tannehill was also asked on how he felt the offense was coming together as the season approaches, and Tannehill was optimistic with the improvement in each and every practice.

"For sure. I think every rep we get as an offense, we get closer and closer to where we're trying to get. We're just improving every day (and) getting more comfortable with everything that's going on every day with the different guys that are running the routes, guys blocking. Every day, every rep, I think we're getting better."

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Jake Long Injury Update: Left Tackle Isn't Seriously Hurt

The Miami Dolphins had to be wondering what their season would look like without their terrific left tackle Jake Long, after he left practice on Monday with an injured right knee.

Well that won't be a problem they need to concern themselves with, according to the Palm Beach Post. An MRI showed no structural damage to the knee.

Long did sustain a minor injury to his knee, but nothing that will keep him out for any extended length of time. It's unclear whether Long will play in the Dolphins' preseason finale on Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys.

If Long can't play, or is held out to get ready for the regular season opener, the starting job he vacates will likely be taken over by Lydon Murtha -- if he can overcome a recent foot injury. The other tackles on the roster who could possibly see extra time are second-round pick Jonathan Martin and Artis Hicks.

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Jake Long Exits Practice With Leg Injury

Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jake Long exited practice on Monday after suffering an injury to his right leg, according to various sources.

Long, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, was seen being worked on by Miami's training staff, and reportedly had his right knee brace removed.

The severity of the injury is currently unknown.

Long has been durable since being drafted by the Miami Dolphins, missing just two games throughout his four-year career. Despite his durability, Long has been nagged by various injuries, including knee, back and shoulder injuries in 2011.

Long is entering the final year of his contract. If the injuries continue to pile up for Long, the Dolphins could decide to let him walk after this season, rather than paying him a rich contract extension or tagging him with the franchise tag.

For the latest on the Miami Dolphins, be sure to head over to The Phinsider and join the discussion.


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Dolphins Vs. Cowboys: Miami Turns Attention To Final Preseason Game

Many players can still increase their playing time with a strong showing against Dallas.

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