NFL late slate: Dolphins secure a playoff place by defeating Cowboys in a nail-biting game

A hallmark victory was achieved by the Miami Dolphins on Sunday night, and in the process, they secured a spot in the playoffs. However, it took until the very last second to accomplish this feat.

The Dolphins beat the Cowboys 22-20 at Hard Rock Stadium after kicking a winning field goal. Dolphins kicker Jason Sanders nailed three 50-yard field goals early in the game and a 29-yard field goal as time expired to win by two.

After falling behind nine points in the fourth quarter, the Cowboys rallied late. After a 49-yard touchdown throw to CeeDee Lamb, the Cowboys led 7-3 in the first quarter, but they would struggle for field goals until the fourth quarter.

After Brandon Aubrey nailed a 33-yarder to narrow the deficit to six points, Prescott connected Brandin Cooks in the end zone to put Dallas ahead by one score with 3:27 left. That touchdown came on the Cowboys' longest drive of the year, 17 plays.

The Dolphins, on the other hand, won the game by marching down the field, running out the clock, and setting up Sanders to kick the game-winning field goal.

In the game that they lost, Prescott completed 20 of 32 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. By carrying the ball 12 times, Tony Pollard gained 38 yards, and by catching six passes, Lamb gained 118 yards.

A touchdown was scored by Tua Tagovailoa, who completed 24 of 37 passes for 293 yards, while Raheem Mostert had 11 carries for 46 yards carrying. Hill has nine receptions for a total of 99 yards.

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