The Dolphins can now officially join the party.
Welcome to the world of the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs. There was always a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny (think of this scene from Dumb and Dumber) glimmer of hope the Dolphins could actually run the table and perhaps grab a postseason berth. Not many outside the locker room thought it could actually happen, but the players felt anything was possible.
A sobering loss to the Dallas Cowboys eliminated any chance of that happening.
Now, the Dolphins step into the realm of playing football without a purpose. Let me rephrase that. The Dolphins are officially “spoilers.” There is no carrot dangling at the end of the string, other than the dislike of losing. Being out of the playoff picture with five games remaining is the equivalent to a baseball team out of the pennant race by June.
What to do now?
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