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    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 22: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys warms up before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on November 22, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

    Every week, we'll grade the Cowboys on the three phases of the weekend's game.

    Offense: B+

    Tony Romo was rusty, and his two interceptions were indicative of that as they were vintage Romo picks (meaning like 5 years ago Romo, so not pretty). But, he got the job done and made a couple of spectacular good vintage Romo plays, as well. Darren McFadden was a monster in the running game and was a true closer in the fourth quarter in the mold of 2014 DeMarco Murray.

    Defense: A+

    Wow. Rolando McClain showed up with a pick-six, and the Cowboys held Miami to 210 total yards and nine first downs in the game. That's about as dominant as you can be. It helped that the Dolphins held the ball for just 21 minutes, 10 seconds, which allowed the the defense to stay fresh.

    Special teams: A

    Dan Bailey was perfect, including a field goal, and punter Chris Jones was great again, like he has been most of the year.