Miami Dolphins

Tua Tagovailoa outduels Kyler Murray in shootout to improve to 2-0 as Dolphins starter

Sunday’s game between the Arizona Cardinals was billed as a battle between two of the NFL’s brightest young quarterback prospects.

Kyler Murray and Tua Tagovailoa put on a show in the desert that saw the Dolphins win their second straight game behind their rookie quarterback.

A week after the Dolphins leaned on their defense to beat the Los Angeles Rams in Tagovailoa’s NFL debut, they let their rookie rip in a shootout with Murray on Sunday.

Jason Sanders’ 50-yard field goal on the next Dolphins drive with 3:30 remaining proved to be the game’s decisive score as Miami’s surprising season reached its midpoint at 5-3.

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury regularly showed confidence in his second-year quarterback and kept his offense on the field three times on fourth down.

Arizona had a chance to tie the game with 1:58 remaining, but Zane Gonzalez ’s 49-yard field goal came up short as the Cardinals fell to 5-3.

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