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Nationally televised game vs. Falcons highlights Dolphins’ preseason schedule

Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins will host the Falcons in the all-important third preseason game on Aug. 25.
Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins will host the Falcons in the all-important third preseason game on Aug. 25. adiaz@miamiherald.com

The Miami Dolphins have a deadline for their stadium roof: Aug. 25.

That’s when the team will host its first 2016 preseason game, the NFL announced Thursday.

So the franchise has a little under five months to complete all work on the stadium’s shade canopy. The Dolphins insisted recently it will be, saying that nearly half-billion dollar renovation project is on pace. Adding to the pressure: the game against the Falcons will air nationally on NBC.

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Here’s the full preseason schedule, which includes trips to New York and Dallas, and home games against Atlanta and Tennessee.

Week 1 (Aug. 11-15): at New York Giants.

Week 2 (Aug. 18-22): at Dallas Cowboys.

Week 3 (Aug. 25, 8 p.m.): vs. Atlanta Falcons.

Week 4 (Sep. 1-2): vs. Tennessee Titans.

The dates and times for the Giants, Cowboys and Titans games will be announced at a later date. All but the Week 3 game will air on WFOR-CBS 4.

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