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updated: 8/29/2012 11:00 PM

Cowboys beat Miami 30-13 to wrap up preseason

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  • Dallas Cowboys linebacker Orie Lemon (58) celebrates after scoring a touchdown from an interception thrown by Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore with Cowboys defensive back Mario Butler, left, during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Wednesday in Arlington, Texas.

      Dallas Cowboys linebacker Orie Lemon (58) celebrates after scoring a touchdown from an interception thrown by Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore with Cowboys defensive back Mario Butler, left, during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Wednesday in Arlington, Texas.
    Associated Press

 
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Orie Lemon returned an interception 26 yards for a touchdown, No. 3 running back Phillip Tanner had a 1-yard score and the Dallas Cowboys finished their preseason with a 30-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday night.

A week before playing in the NFL's kickoff game against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants, the Cowboys kept quarterback Tony Romo and most of their front-line starters standing on the sideline.

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Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill, the first-round draft pick from Texas A&M already tabbed Miami's starter, was 5-of-7 passing for 35 yards playing the first two series. The Dolphins led 3-0 when he was done.

Miami finished its preseason winless under new coach Joe Philbin. The season opener is Sept. 9 at Houston.

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