Five Reasons To Be Happy Following the Cowboys, Dolphins Game

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Aug 23, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is hit by Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Davon Coleman (60) in the second quarter of the game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

2. Undrafted Rookies: Tyler Patmon, Davon Coleman

Obviously, Patmon had a heck of a breakout game on Saturday. He was impressive recording a team-leading 5 tackles, two interceptions, two passes defended, one forced fumble and a defensive score. But it’s been another undrafted rookie who has impressed all preseason.

Forced to play due to the recovery of All-Pro defensive tackle and newly signed free agent Henry Melton from a torn ACL, Davon Coleman has been at the forefront of every scrimmage/practice/game the Cowboys have played this offseason. Undrafted out of Arizona State, most of the national press went to fellow defensive tackle Will Sutton. And many scouts apparently miss-attributed Coleman’s success to Sutton as well.

But ever since the young man signed with Dallas, playing the position at the NFL level has never seemed too much for the confident rookie. Although Patmon’s success came suddenly this weekend, it’s Coleman’s high level of play from the very beginning that could eventually help aid this hobbled defense the most.