Cowboys To Host Miami on Thanksgiving Day
POSTED: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 7:03pm
UPDATED: Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 5:36pm
Dallas and Miami are moving in opposite directions. Dallas is 6-4, Miami is 3-7, and the two will meet 2:15pm MT Thursday at Cowboys Stadium.
Dallas (6-4) has climbed its way into a first-place tie with the New York Giants in the NFC East behind its first three-game winning streak since Dec. 19-Jan. 3, 2010. The Cowboys have outscored opponents 94-44 during their run, forcing nine turnovers while committing just one.
"We're not real concerned about the standings right now," coach Jason Garrett said. "We're concerned about the Miami Dolphins at our place at 3:15 on Thursday. Everybody kind of chuckles when I say that, but it's the truth. That's what our focus is.
"This game will be here before you know it, so you have to be focused on that."
Four Dallas starters -- receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), cornerback Mike Jenkins (hamstring), safety Gerald Sensabaugh (foot) and fullback Tony Fiammetta (illness) -- all missed the media portion of Tuesday's practice. While Austin and Jenkins are unlikely to be available, the statuses of Sensabaugh and Fiammetta remain unknown.
The Cowboys have won three of four games between the teams, including a 37-20 road victory Sept. 16, 2007, in the last meeting.
The Dolphins are 5-1 all-time on Thanksgiving.