The Dolphins get their second test of the preseason Friday night as Miami visits Jerry’s World in an exhibition game against the Dallas Cowboys at 8 p.m.
Much has been made locally of Miami’s struggles in offense so far in camp with the starters not looking too hot either in scrimmages or in the opening preseason game last week against the Giants.
The Herald’s Adam Beasley writes that starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill — who has been fighting a cold all week — is getting frustrated and knows things need to get going.
“It’s now or never,” Tannehill said Wednesday. “It’s time to go. I think we feel that urgency. This week has been a good week for us. I think we got a lot better.”
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Tannehill is expected to get some start with veteran Arian Foster playing in his first exhibition game in four years and first-round pick Laremy Tunsil projected to slide in and start at left guard.
Defensively, Miami will likely play Cameron Wake, Ndamukong Suh and Mario Williams after giving that trio the week off against the Giants last week.
Xavien Howard, the second round pick out of Baylor who was activated off the PUP list on Thursday, will not play.
Miami is 1-0 this preseason, rallying to beat the host Giants after a rough offensive start.
The Cowboys went the other way last weekend, jumping to a 14-0 lead before losing to the host Los Angeles — yep, the L.A. — Rams at the Coliseum.
Friday’s game will be broadcast locally on WFOR-4 with Dick Stockton, Bob Griese and Nat Moore in the booth and Kim Bokamper on the sidelines. The game will also be available nationally on the NFL Network.
On radio, Joe Rose and Jimmy Cefalo are joined in the booth by Jason Taylor and can be heard on WQAM-560 and WKIS-99.9. Raul Striker Jr. and Eduardo Martell call the game in Spanish on 1210-AM.
The Dolphins will play host to the Atlanta Falcons next Thursday in Orlando with that game broadcast nationally on NBC.
Miami makes its Hard Rock Stadium debut in the preseason finale on Sept. 1 against the Tennessee Titans.