Monday, November 21, 2011
Once 0-7, Dolphins suddenly winning big
By Tim MacMahon
A few weeks ago, the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving guests looked like a gimme win.
Not anymore. The Miami Dolphins will bring a three-game winning streak to town.
The Dolphins aren’t just winning. They suddenly started dominating after an 0-7 start that was punctuated by three-point losses to the Broncos and Giants. Miami’s wins over the Chiefs, Redskins and Bills came by an average margin of 22 points.
An inept offense has morphed into an explosive one with Cowboys castoff quarterback Matt Moore throwing for six touchdowns and only one interception during the win streak. The Dolphins, who scored 20 points only once in the first seven games, have put up 31, 20 and 35 in the last few games.
The Dolphins’ defense, which has been respectable all season, hasn’t allowed a touchdown in the last three games.
“The group just keeps fighting, keep swinging pretty good,” Miami coach Tony Sparano told reporters Monday. “I think it’s great, but right now that one is behind us and we’re ready to go to the next one and see what we do.”
A win over these Dolphins certainly isn’t the sure thing it seemed to be a few weeks ago.