You can't see this on TV, but the jumbotrons here at Dolphins Stadium continually show highlights from the Fish' 16-14 victory against the Cowboys in 1993.
That was the infamous Snow Bowl game on Thanksgiving. You remember. Blocked field goal. Leon Lett touches it. Dolphins re-kick. Dolphins win.
- Mac Engel
On the 10-play, 73-yard touchdown drive by the Dolphins to open the second half came mostly at the expense of Cowboys cornerback Jacque Reeves. Dolpins quartberback Trent Green was 3-for-3 attacking Reeves that drive - a 13-yarder to Chris Chambers plus a 9-yarder to Chambers. Green ended the drive with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Marty Booker against Reeves. Terence Newman can't return fast enough.
BTW - Patrick Crayton is back on the sidelines, but he's not playing.
The Dolphins are starting to go to receiver Chris Chambers; took them long enough. Matched up against Jacques Reeves, expect Fish quartberback Trent Green to attack him through Chambers the rest of the game.
Cowboys defensive back Anthony Henry said he had to round up about 25 tickets for family and friends for today's game. He grew up in Fort Myers, Fla. and attended the University of South Florida. A little more than one quarter into today's game, he has his first interception of the season. Most people continue to lament the loss of defensive back Terence Newman, but don't forget before Henry was injured midway through the 2005 season, he was arguably the team's best defensive player. He's just been injured so much since then. When healthy, Henry is still an effective corner. No, he doesn't have Newman's speed, but he's not a liability.
Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter already said before the game how much he looked forward to meeting Marion Barber head on. Thought Barber was a tough guy who thought he could run over people. It's Barber 1, Porter 0 ... so far. Barber and Porter jawed a bit after his carry late in the first quarter, and the resulting yap fest resulted in a Porter penalty. Much to the delight of the media, Porter has always had a big mouth. But the only problem is the officials pay extra special attention to Porter on the field.
The Cowboys have Courtney Brown, Doug Free, James Marten and Isaiah Stanback listed as today's inactives. And they are all 2007 draft picks. That makes Anthony Spencer, Deon Anderson and Nick Folk as the gems of this class.
FYI: The Cowboys like Free, aren't sure about Marten, and believe Stanback will be a threat but not for a while.