The Miami Dolphins lost their second preseason game on the road against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys started cold with penalties and warmed up with a touchdown drive led by Tony Romo. The Cowboys became hot with Dak Prescott.

Prescott is hands down the storyline of the NFL preseason after two games. Prescott has two touchdowns passes in each of the two preseason games and is 22 of 27 for 338 yards without an interception. He completed his first eight passes following a 10-of-12 showing in his NFL debut against the Los Angeles Rams last week. Prescott has shown he is poised and this is huge for a rookie.

There are things both teams need to brush up on. The Cowboys had 10 penalties for 100 yards in the first half and 12 for 113 yards for the game. The Dolphins had 10 penalties for 79 yards.

Ryan Tannehill had two touchdown passes to Kenny Stills. Tannehill led another drive inside the 5 that ended on downs and finished 12 of 20 for 162 yards.

The Dolphins do not pass the eye test. Yes it is preseason but potential pieces in starting positions leave me with question marks. Left guard Laremy Tunsil made his first start as the offensive line again looked instable. Tannehill was sacked on third down on the opening possession, and the Dolphins averaged 3.2 yards per carry in the first half.

The running back position battle is a head scratcher moreover a coin toss on who the opening week starter is. Jay Ajayi and Arian Foster did little to settle things at running back. Ajayi carried six times for 19 yards, and Foster had minus-5 yards on two carries in his first action since tearing an Achilles tendon in Week 4 last season.

The beat goes on to preseason week three when the Dolphins play host to the Atlanta Falcons.

 

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