The Cowboys will be in a few shootouts and might find themselves having to outscore teams to win games.
That certainly might be the case Sunday when the Cowboys (1-0) face the Dolphins (0-1).
Never mind that the Dolphins looked hapless on offense in the
season-opening loss to the Redskins.
They have a couple of big-play receivers in Chris Chambers and Ted
Ginn Jr. and that could be more than enough to put up points against the
Cowboys' injury-riddled defense and suspect secondary.
The Cowboys understand as much.
And based on their 45-point output in the season opener against the
Giants, they are more than ready to win shootouts every week.
Quarterback Tony Romo passed for a career-high 345 yards in the
opener and accounted for five touchdowns. Even without injured receiver
Terry Glenn, the Cowboys let it be known they have enough weapons to be
very explosive on offense with tight end Jason Witten and receiver
Terrell Owens leading the way.
"We have a good offense," Romo said. "We are trying to go out there
and score points. We got a chance to win a lot of games with that. We
have a great tight end, a great receiver and some really good backs. I
just need to get the ball in their hands and let them make plays."
The Cowboys are so confident in their abilities on offense that
receiver Patrick Crayton thinks they can threaten the NFL record for
points in a season of 556 set by the 1998 Vikings.
"If we have to outscore teams to win, we will do it," Crayton said.
"I knew we could be pretty explosive. I told Bull (backup quarterback
Brad Johnson) before the season I wanted to score 557 points. His
Vikings set the record with 556. I told him I wanted to score 557. His
eyes opened when I said it. But I am serious. I still am. We are off to
a good start."
Owens, who looks more and more like the Owens of 2004 with the
Eagles, is happy again and also excited about the possibilities on
offense. He said they could have scored 50 or 60 points against the
"It doesn't surprise me that Patrick is predicting a record-breaking
season," Owens said. "We could have put up at least three more
touchdowns. We know we have a dynamic offense. We set the bar for
ourselves against the Giants. So if we need to put however many points
on the board to win the game that is what we are going to do. That can
SERIES HISTORY: 12th meeting. Miami leads the series, 7-4. Miami won
the last meeting 40-21 in 2003. The Cowboys won the last meeting in
Miami 29-10 in 1996.
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