The consensus seemed to be - given sparanos comments - that the dolphins needed to show improvement. And really dominate with the first team against a bunch of who dats for the cowboys.
They failed in that endeavor.
The offense had a rocky performance and really didn't look that good. The first drive stalled. The second started deep and went nowhere.
And as much as it pains me to say it: Chad Pennington needs to start if this team wants to have any success. Henne hasn't shown me much and I'm underwhelmed with him. If the better player should be out there then Henne should be on the bench.
As for running, well, if you take away Ricky's one long run, you have a lame performance.
Mostly the defense looked good. And they finally showed a few wrinkles and a couple of blitz packages. But they had some lapses and allowed too many big plays.
Special teams allowed one long return but otherwise has acquitted themselves nicely.
One thing that got me: sparano said the starters would play deep; until he was satisfied that they were getting it together. Most were still gone in the 1st quarter but the team wasn't playing that well.
One potential big downer: Jake Long left the game after Carey rolled onto his leg. He had ice on his knee but we don't know the extent of the injury.