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Dolphins choose to play it safe, keep Wake out vs. Cowboys

Cameron Wake, 34 and coming off a ruptured Achilles’, said he isn’t sure how many plays he will average a game but sees value in monitoring his snaps.
Cameron Wake, 34 and coming off a ruptured Achilles’, said he isn’t sure how many plays he will average a game but sees value in monitoring his snaps. adiaz@miamiherald.com

ARLINGTON, TEXAS -- Cameron Wake will not play Friday night against the Cowboys, as the Dolphins continue to err on the side of caution when it comes to their star pass-rusher’s health.

Wake has not appeared in a game, regular or preseason, since tearing his Achilles tendon late last October. The team had hinted all week that whoever was healthy on defense would play against the Cowboys, but a source says Wake not suiting up Friday is not because he suffered a setback. Had this been a regular-season game, Wake almost assuredly would have played.

Joining Wake on the inactive list: cornerback Chimdi Chekwa (leg), defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (calf), running back Kenyan Drake (hamstring) and cornerback Xavien Howard, who was only added to the active roster Friday.

Kickoff at AT&T Stadium is 8 p.m.

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