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Cowboys-Dolphins Capsule

DALLAS (2-7) at MIAMI (4-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 1

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RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cowboys 2-7, Dolphins 4-5

SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 7-6

LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Dolphins 20-19, Nov. 24, 2011

LAST WEEK - Dolphins beat Eagles 20-19; Cowboys lost to Buccaneers 10-6

AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 21, Cowboys No. 25

COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (9), PASS (26).

COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (15T), PASS (14).

DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (19), PASS (17).

DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (31), PASS (20).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell started 30 games at tight end for Cowboys in 2003-05. ... With win, Jason Garrett would earn his 44th regular-season victory, tying Jimmy Johnson for second place in Cowboys history behind Tom Landry, who had 250 wins. ... Since Week 2 of 2014, Cowboys are 15-3 when Tony Romo starts and 0-8 when he doesn't. Romo returns from missing seven games with collarbone injury. ... Cowboys' seven-game losing streak is their longest in single season since 1989. ... Cowboys are tied for third worst in NFL with minus-8 turnover differential. They've recovered only one opposing fumble all year. ... Cowboys tied for second worst in points with 166. ... Miami averages 4.8 yards per rush, fourth in NFL. But Dolphins run only 35 percent of time, third lowest in league. ... Dolphins rank next to last in NFL in third-down conversion (29.5 percent) and last in fourth-down conversion (2 for 12). ... Miami rookie Matt Darr leads NFL with punting average of 49.1 yards. ... Dolphins are allowing average of 6.5 yards on first downs, second worst in league. ... Fantasy Tip: Dolphins rookie RB Jay Ajayi, who has 89 yards in 11 carries since returning from chest injury two weeks ago, might be ready for breakout game.

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