The Miami Dolphins are playing this Sunday versus the Jets and will most likely be watching today’s Misgiving games. The Dolphins have played in classic games on Thanksgiving day, that include the memorable 1993 snow game in Dallas where defensive end Leon Lett touched the football that was blocked and the Dolphins recovered. The Dolphins would then convert a shorter kick as time expired.
The Dolphins are 5-2 on Thanksgiving day games, tied for most wins outside of Dallas and Detroit who host the match-up each year. Here is a look at some of the best games that Dolphins
14 Dolphins Dallas 7 – November 22, 1973
On their way to a second straight Super Bowl the Dolphins participated in their first Thanksgiving football defeating the Cowboys.
55 Dolphins 14 St. Loius Cardinals November 24, 1977
The Dolphins destroy the Cardinals during a decade of dominance for the Miami Dolphins that included 2 Super titles in 3 Super appearances. The Cardinals replaced the Cowboys for two years as the hosting team on Thanksgiving day in 1975 and 1977. Nat Moore scored on 3 touchdown receptions in the blowout.
16 Dolphins 13 Dallas Cowboys – November 25, 1993
Dallas defensive lineman Leon Lett shows frustration after ruling confirms that his blunder leads to another opportunity for the Dolphins.
This classic Thanksgiving game is know as the “Leon Lett opps game.” With less than a minute left, Dolphins kicker Pete Stoyankich attempts a 44 yard field goal. It might be better that you see how it ended.
The Dolphins improbable win would move them to 9-2 on the season. The would drop their last 5 games and miss the playoffs. Earlier in the 1993 season, The dolphins lost Dan Marino for the year with an Achilles tendon injury.
0 Dolphins 20 Cowboys November 25, 1999
The Dolphins lose their first thanksgiving football game. Dan Marino had one of his worse games in his career with 5 interceptions and no touchdowns.
Dolphins 40 Cowboys 21 November 27, 2003
WR Chris Chambers had a huge game with 3 touchdowns in the Dolphins win.
Jay Fiedler throws for 239 yards and 3 touchdowns to Chris Chambers as the Dolphins defeat the Cowboys. The defense provided a tremendous impact with a 34 yard fumble recovery touchdown by Jason Taylor, forced 5 turnovers and created 5 sacks.
27 Dolphins Detroit 10 – November 23, 2006
On Joey Harrington’s return to back to Detroit as a Dolphin he throws for 3 touchdowns and helps erase a 10 point deficit. The Dolphins rushed for 186 yards and their defense provided 8 sacks and 2 turnovers.
19 Dolphins Cowboys 20 November, 2011
Tony Romo lead a final drive that set-up a 28 yard field goal as time expired for the Cowboy victory over the Dolphins. Running back Reggie Bush rushed for 61 yards and Brandon Marshall had 5 receptions 103 yards and a touchdown.