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               === Cowboys edge Dolphins in Hall of Fame Game ===
 
 Canton,  OH (Sports  Network)  - Phillip  Tanner and  Joseph  Randle were  the
 standout performers in the 50th edition of the Hall of Fame Game as the Dallas
 Cowboys defeated the Miami Dolphins, 24-20, at Fawcett Stadium.
 
 The  Hall of Fame  Game, which acts as the NFL preseason opener, is one of the
 signature  events  of the Pro Football  Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival and
 celebrates its new elected inductees.
 
 On  Saturday, guard  Larry Allen, wide receiver Cris Carter, defensive tackles
 Curley  Culp and  Warren Sapp,  left  tackle Jonathan  Ogden, linebacker  Dave
 Robinson and head coach Bill Parcells were all named to the Hall of Fame.
 
 Tanner  and Randle paced the Cowboys' rushing attack, with Tanner receiving 10
 first-half  carries  to accumulate 59  yards and  a touchdown. Randle added 70
 yards on 13 touches.
 
 The  Cowboys, who  are coming off back-to-back 8-8 seasons and have missed the
 playoffs  in  three straight  years,  played  without quarterback  Tony  Romo,
 instead shifting between Kyle Orton, Nick Stephens and Alex Tanney.
 
 Romo  was  made the  face of  the franchise this  offseason, inking a six-year
 extension worth a reported $108 million. While healthy, he is coming off April
 back surgery and the Cowboys kept him out just as a precaution.
 
 Ryan  Tannehill  helped the Dolphins  exceed expectations in 2012, guiding the
 team to a 7-9 record during his rookie season. He played two series on Sunday,
 passing for 11 yards on 2-of-5 throws.
 
 The  Dolphins  played without  their two top  wide receivers, prized offseason
 acquisition Mike Wallace as well as last season's top producer Brian Hartline.
 Chad Bumphis ended with five catches for 85 yards.
 
 Lamar  Miller, looking  to win the Dolphins' starting running back job, didn't
 do much to help his cause early. He fumbled on Miami's first possession and it
 led to a Tanner 1-yard touchdown and a 7-0 Cowboys lead.
 
 Miami  second-year defensive  end Derrick  Shelby  had two  sacks, his  second
 stalling  a  12-play Cowboys drive that  was highlighted by a 25-yard run from
 Tanner and capped on a 49-yard field goal by Dan Bailey for a 10-0 lead.
 
 The  Cowboys continued to build on their advantage and held a three-possession
 lead  with 6:35 left  in the half after Devonte Holloman returned a Matt Moore
 interception 75 yards for a touchdown.
 
 Moore  received  most of the first-half  snaps and reentered for Miami's final
 drive  of the game,  ending 19-for-29 for 238 yards and a touchdown. He helped
 the  Dolphins get  in  range for  Dan Carpenter's  27-yard  field goal  before
 halftime to make it 17-3.
 
 Keenan  Davis  caught a 5-yard  touchdown from Pat  Devlin early in the fourth
 quarter and Carpenter booted a 45-yard kick through with 4:50 left to pull the
 Dolphins within 17-13.
 
 Jared  Green  hauled in  a 32-yard  pass to  set up  a Kendial Lawrence 7-yard
 touchdown  scamper  for a  24-13 edge.  Moore came  back in  to lead a 79-yard
 touchdown  march,  with his 5-yard  TD pass to  Kyle Miller accounting for the
 final margin.
 
 08/04 23:30:59 ET