Dolphins and Cowboys Set For Preseason Tilt in Miami

The Dolphins will battle the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night in their penultimate preseason game

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    Miami will play its third of four preseason games on Saturday

    The Miami Dolphins will take on the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday in their first game at Sun Life Stadium in 2014.

    In two preseason games thus far, Miami has gone 1-1 and has seen some positive signs from its squad. As momentum moves towards the regular season, the Dolphins will likely keep their first team players on the field for longer than previous games.

    Ryan Tannehill was behind center for three series last week in Tampa Bay. At the end of the day, the quarterback went 9-14 on pass attempts for 110 yards. Tannehill also missed on a couple of connections with wide receiver Mike Wallace. For Miami to succeed this season, it is crucial that Tannehill and Wallace find a good rhythm.

    Matt Moore had a great game after Tannehill exited and has all but assured himself of returning as the backup quarterback. Barring an injury, it is likely that Brady Quinn will be the odd man out when final cuts are made to the roster at the quarterback spot.

    Moore who was 13-19 with a touchdown pass against the Buccaneers will possibly enter for the second half in this contest. Last week, he began play towards the start of the second quarter when Tannehill was removed for the day. Moore also led another touchdown drive while in last week's game that ended up being taken into the end zone by Damien Williams.

    The running game is something to keep an eye on in this contest as last week's game relied heavily on an air assault by Miami. With Tannehill and Moore combining for a 280 yard passing day, the running game only tallied 46 rushing yards.

    In a span of five days, the Dolphins will get their last two looks at their roster options. Saturday's game is set for 7:00 p.m. and the preseason finale against the St. Louis Rams is scheduled for Thursday.