Monday, November 21, 2011
Cowboys quickly on to Miami Dolphins
By Todd Archer
LANDOVER, Md. -- Normally Jason Garrett wants his players to forget the previous game following the day-after game team meeting. This week, the Cowboys had the plane ride home to enjoy their 27-24 overtime win against Washington.
On Thursday they play Miami, which has won three straight, like the Cowboys.
“It’s fast,” right guard Kyle Kosier said. “I think the first group goes out in about 36 hours. We’ve got to enjoy this for about four hours and get on to the next one.”
The Cowboys have not played a road game prior to their annual Thanksgiving Day game since 2004 when they lost at Baltimore and beat Chicago four days later in a game started by Drew Henson.
Late last week coach Jason Garrett said the coaches’ focus had been on Washington, not Miami. Any advantage in the short week might be mitigated by the fact that Dolphins coach Tony Sparano was a Dallas assistant from 2003-07.