1993 Miami Dolphins season

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1993 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Don Shula
General manager Eddie Jones
Home field Joe Robbie Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1993 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 28th season in the National Football League.

The season was marked by Don Shula passing George Halas's record for most wins, against the Philadelphia Eagles. Also, during the Week 5 game against Cleveland, quarterback Dan Marino ruptured his Achilles' tendon and was lost for the remainder of the season. Quarterback Scott Mitchell filled in for Marino, and was Player of the Month for October 1993. Mitchell, too, became injured, leaving the then 9-2 team in the hands of Doug Pederson and NFL veteran Steve DeBerg.

Rookie running back Terry Kirby led the team with 75 pass receptions, and free-agent acquisition Irving Fryar caught 64 passes for 1,010 yards.[1]

The Dolphins had a record of 9–2 on Thanksgiving Day, but lost their final five games of the season, missing the playoffs altogether.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 25 O.J. McDuffie Wide Receiver Penn State
3 78 Terry Kirby Running Back Virginia
4 105 Ronnie Bradford Defensive Back Colorado
5 132 Chris Gray Guard Auburn
6 164 Robert O'Neal Defensive Back Clemson
7 191 David Merritt Linebacker North Carolina State
8 218 Dwayne Gordon Linebacker New Hampshire

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1993 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Junior Wade

Regular season[edit]

On November 14, Don Shula became the winningest head coach in NFL history by winning his 325th game. The Dolphins beat the Philadelphia Eagles.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 5, 1993 at Indianapolis Colts W 24–20
51,858
2 September 12, 1993 New York Jets L 24–14
70,314
3 Bye
4 September 26, 1993 at Buffalo Bills W 22–13
79,635
5 October 4, 1993 Washington Redskins W 17–10
68,568
6 October 10, 1993 at Cleveland Browns W 24–14
78,138
7 Bye
8 October 24, 1993 Indianapolis Colts W 41–27
57,301
9 October 31, 1993 Kansas City Chiefs W 30–10
67,765
10 November 7, 1993 at New York Jets L 27–10
71,306
11 November 14, 1993 at Philadelphia Eagles W 19–14
64,213
12 November 21, 1993 New England Patriots W 17–13
59,982
13 November 25, 1993 at Dallas Cowboys W 16–14
60,198
14 December 5, 1993 New York Giants L 19–14
72,161
15 December 13, 1993 Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–20
70,232
16 December 19, 1993 Buffalo Bills L 47–34
71,597
17 December 27, 1993 at San Diego Chargers L 45–20
60,311
18 January 2, 1994 at New England Patriots L 33–27
53,883

Game summaries[edit]

Week 13[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Dolphins 7 0 3 6 16
Cowboys 0 14 0 0 14
  • Date: November 25
  • Location: Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas
  • Game start: 3:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 60,198
  • Game weather: Snow; 32°F; wind 15

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Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) Buffalo Bills 12 4 0 .750 329 242 W4
Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 349 351 L5
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 270 247 L3
New England Patriots 5 11 0 .313 238 286 W4
Indianapolis Colts 4 12 0 .250 189 378 L4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neft, David S.; Cohen, Richard M.; and Korch, Rich The Sports Encyclopedia: Pro Football, 12th Edition, p. 680, Martin's Press, August 1994, ISBN 0-312-11073-1
  2. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/mia/1993_draft.htm
  3. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.287
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jan-20.