For a moment, it looked like Josh Rosen might be able to fire up his team slightly and we’d all actually get a spirited effort from the Miami Dolphins in ‘Jerry World’. Then, it was almost as if the Dolphins remembered they were the Dolphins and the Cowboys remembered they were the Cowboys.
After battling their way to a four-point deficit at the intermission, Miami gave up 21 second-half points to what’s been erroneously referred to as ‘America’s Team’. The Dolphins forgot to score in the second half, and a game that was interesting in the first half fell apart for Brian Flores and his team in the second.
The Cowboys may not have played anybody in the minds of some, but the construction of their schedule isn’t their fault. You have to take care of business against the teams that you’re supposed to beat. The Eagles haven’t done that.
These were the two teams who were supposed to battle for superiority in the NFC East and be in the conversation of legitimate Super Bowl contenders. The Cowboys have held up their end of the bargain. Philly hasn’t. For that reason, Dallas takes the top spot on this ranking heading into Week 4.