By Armando Salguero
Not the Dolphins. Not the Cowboys. Not this night.
This preseason rehearsal that was supposed to show how ready these two teams are for the 2014 season instead showed that the Cowboys are, as one of their longtime employees confided, likely in for a season where their perpetual and unsatisfactory 8-8 records seem like the good times.
The Dolphins, meanwhile, showed their defense is probably what everyone has been seeing the past few years and expects for the coming season — a pretty solid, veteran group capable of stifling quality opposing talent such as Tony Romo and Dez Bryant and Jason Witten.
But the Miami offense?
The unit that is undergoing much change and hoping for much development while carrying much of the burden for 2014 is still, at best, a work in progress.
(Peanut gallery: But it’s the preseason. Relax. It doesn’t count.)
Well, that is true. It is the preseason and the fact the first-team offense has not scored a touchdown the past two preseason games doesn’t really count even if it does remind of the final two games of 2013 when that same unit managed only one score.
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