Here were some of the postgame comments that stood out after the Dolphins’ 31-6 loss against the Dallas Cowboys, along with some perspective:
“We had a lot of opportunities. We’ve got to start making those plays.”
— Head Coach Brian Flores understood that one of the biggest keys in the loss against Dallas was the Dolphins’ failure to score a touchdown despite three trips inside the red zone. The Dolphins had an issue with dropped passes and the fumble by Kenyan Drake inside the Dallas 10-yard line late in the first half clearly was a turning point in the game.
“I think we're all a really determined group of guys. Really prideful. We all want to put a product on the field we're all proud of. We're getting there.”
— QB Josh Rosen saw some progress from the Dolphins against Dallas and he’s adamant that the Dolphins will not stop working until they clear up the mistakes that have cost them.
“Next time I’ve got to just fall with it, just squeeze it harder.”
— Wide receiver Preston Williams came oh-so-close to scoring a touchdown in the first half when he got his hands on a pass by Josh Rosen, but lost control as he was falling to the ground. Dallas defensive back Chidobe Awuzie deserves credit for not giving up on the play and keeping his hand on the ball throughout Williams’ attempt to complete the catch.
“They schemed me up good. Dak and Amari, they’re doing a good job up there, so I’ve got to give them a tip of the hat.”
— CB Xavien Howard shut down wide receiver Amari Cooper last season when he was with the Oakland Raiders, but Cooper had a big game for the Cowboys. Howard was quick to give credit to both Cooper and quarterback Dak Prescott.