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As recently as a month ago, the Miami Dolphins appeared to be the easy frontrunners in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. Their owner was reportedly rooting for a season that would allow the team to go out and get the Stanford quarterback. Their coach seemed to be a sitting duck. Their games were alternately sad and laughable to watch.
But a lot has changed since then.
Coming into a matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, the Dolphins are riding a three-game win streak, over which they’ve been on the giving end of some serious beatdowns. Against the Chiefs, Redskins and Bills, Miami has won by an average margin of 22 points a game, and former Cowboys’ reserve Matt Moore has thrown for six touchdowns and just one pick in this span.
It’s not that the Cowboys shouldn’t beat the Dolphins--they should. But the idea that Miami could jump up and bite Dallas is a lot more realistic than it would have been in mid-October.
“The group just keeps fighting, keep swinging pretty good,” Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said this week, per ESPN Dallas. “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.”
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