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Flores laments wasted opportunities by Dolphins

Miami trying to improve all aspects of game after 0-3 start

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Allen Hurns lays on the turf after being injured during a play against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half at AT&T Stadium on Sept. 22, 2019 in Arlington, Texas.

DAVIE, Fla. – Dolphins head coach Brian Flores is lamenting wasted opportunities.

The Dolphins lost to Dallas 31-6 on Sunday, but Flores believes the team had plenty of chances to make the game closer against the Cowboys.

"There was definitely some opportunities for us to make plays in all three phases," Flores said Monday. "There's a lot of shoulda, woulda, couldas in the game."

The Dolphins only trailed 10-6 late into the second quarter.

With Miami driving with a chance to take the lead, running back Kenyan Drake fumbled.

Flores said Drake needs to work on ball security, but does not need to change his running style. Flores also said that no one felt more upset about the fumble than Drake himself.

Though the Dolphins are off to a terrible start, Flores does not think the team is far away in these games.

"We just need to stay in the present and just play the way we practice," he said.

Wide receiver Allen Hurns stayed in Dallas after sustaining a hard hit to the head.

Flores said Hurns has returned to South Florida, but is in the concussion protocol.

Flores' message to the Dolphins remains the same: "Gotta get better. That's the message every week."

Miami hosts the Chargers on Sunday ahead of their bye week.