Both teams bring in preseason records of 2-1. Dallas has shown some improvement on the defensive side of the football and a much more aggressive defensive scheme. Meanwhile Miami's offense, usually one of the most conservative in the NFL, has shown improvement while being more aggressive on that side of the ball.
Both Dallas' defensive unit, and Miami's offensive unit have brought in new coordinators who worked together in Cleveland, with former Browns OC Brian Daboll coaching the Dolphins much maligned offensive unit, while former Browns defensive coordinator and Rex Ryan's twin brother Rob is in charge of the new look Cowboys defense.
Dallas is coming off of a 23-17 victory in Minnesota last Saturday. During their game against the Vikings, Romo was an efficient 15 of 20 for 144 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Romo also got star second-year wide receiver Dez Bryant involved to the tune of five catches for 67 yards.
Meanwhile Dallas' defense still had the look of a work in progress. They picked up a turnover thanks to a McNabb interception, however they still allowed 175 rushing yards on 27 attempts for an insane 6.5 yards per carry average, with Adrian Peterson getting 81 yards on 14 carries.Mi
Meanwhile Miami's running game left much to be desired against the Buccaneers during the Dolphins 17-13 defeat on Saturday night. They managed to gain only 22 yards on the ground in 17 attempts, with Reggie Bush, the Dolphins prime offseason acquisition, rushing for -1 yard on five carries.
However this isn't so much on Bush or rookie Daniel Thomas, as the Dolphins' offensive line was putrid. Emmitt Smith in his prime couldn't have run behind that line.
However the much-maligned Chad Henne impressed for the second straight game, going 10 of 13 for 175 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions.
Now for game four, odds are both team's starters will only play in a couple of series. Tonight expect to see more players who are fighting for roster spots, as the deadline to cut down to 53 is Saturday.
In Dallas you can see the game on KTVT CBS 11. In Miami the game will be on WFOR CBS 4, however you're going to have to wait until after the game to see it on TV as the game is being aired on tape delay. You can also catch a replay of the game tomorrow on NFL Network and in Miami on WBFS TV33.
On the radio, the game will be broadcast live in Miami on 940 WINZ The Sports Animal and on WBGG 105.9. In Dallas it will air on KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan.
So if you're in Dallas, enjoy this compliment to tonight's game. Everywhere else with Dolphins and Cowboys fans, sit back and enjoy each update.